10 Most Common OSHA Violations in Construction

We have reviewed the most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top standards cited in the fiscal year 2017 for the construction industry and compiled a list of the top 10 most common violation. We also added the ACV (Average Cost per Violation) – which is the average cost per violation that employers in this industry paid in 2017.

To learn more about each violation, click on the name to be directed to OSHA’s regulations.

Top 10 OSHA Violations in the Construction Industry (establishments engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects e.g., highways and utility systems)

1. Duty to Have Fall Protection – $4,717

2. General Scaffold Requirements – $2,747

3. Ladders –  $2,283

4. Training Requirements –  $1,447

5. Eye and Face Protection – $2,270

6. Hazard Communication –  $853

7. Head Protection – $2,230

8. General Safety and Health Provisions – $2,401

9. Aerial Lifts – $2,806

10. Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices –  $2,229




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