Fall protection continues to lead OSHA's 'Top 10' list of safety violations in 2019
Top 10 most frequently cited standards in 2019
OSHA assessed with the highest penalties, per most frequent citation.
Did you see that? Watch out for the drones
In May of 2018, OSHA issued a memo authorizing OSHA compliance officers to use Unmanned Aircraft Systems ("UAS" or "drones") to conduct workplace inspections. But compliance officers must obtain express consent from their employer before the drone is launched.
As of now, OSHA has used drones only with employers' permission, at worksites where an accident occurred and the area was too dangerous for inspectors to enter.
Increased fines for OSHA violations are pricy
On January 23, 2019, OSHA increased the maximum civil penalties on employers cited for safety violations to adjust for inflation per the Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Fines for noncompliance with Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
By now, we're over a few years into GHS requirements and if companies are not compliant, they can now be fined for not complying with GHS standard. Why is Hazard Communication still number two on the top 10 OSHA list?
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