Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2022

OSHA continues to cite the same safety violations year after year making it continually important to follow and comply with workplace safety standards. Learn the facts, trends, and statistics around most frequent violations.

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A recent blog post written by ClickSafety shows that while workplaces across the country have introduced new safety guidelines and regulations in recent years to significantly reduce workplace injuries—down more than 60% since 1970—workplace accidents are still a frequent occurrence in the United States.

Moreover, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to cite the same safety violations year after year making it continually important to follow and comply with workplace safety standards. By adhering to OSHA standards and safety best practices, it’s possible to eliminate or minimize workplace hazards, reduce the risk of citations, and most importantly keep you and your team safe on the job.

Preliminary numbers for this year’s top OSHA violations were announced at the 2022 NSC Congress & Expo.

The Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations in the workplace for FY 2022 are:


Number of Violations

1. Fall Protection (General)


2. Hazard Communication


3. Respiratory Protection


4. Ladders


5. Scaffolding


6. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)


7. Powered Industrial Trucks


8. Fall Protection (Training) 


9. Personal Protective Equipment


10. Machine Guarding


This list represents citations across all industries resulting from worksite inspections by federal OSHA agents. The purpose of OSHA reporting this list year after year is to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards before preventable injuries, illnesses, and deaths occur.

Let’s take a deeper look into why the top citations occur and what trends have emerged in recent years to help expose where the focus needs to be to keep workers safe.

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