Every year, the National Safety Council (NSC) and OSHA publish the Top 10 OSHA Safety Violations with hopes to alert employees about commonly cited standards. The idea is to motivate employers so they can find and fix hazards in and around the workplace. Knowing how workers are getting hurt will go a long way toward keeping them safe.
Still, every year, the numbers of work-related injuries and deaths are astonishing. More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job and approximately 3 million are injured, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Blog.
Since 1970 OSHA has been implementing standards and regulations aimed to keep workers in the construction, agriculture, maritime, and general industry safe. In order to keep these workers safe, proper signs, labels, tags, lockout devices, and PPE will protect and warn workers about potential hazards.