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While physical fall protection violations, like failing to install guard-rails or provide fall protection equipment, continue to feature at the top of the list, this is the first time that training requirements as a stand-alone category has made it onto OSHA's preliminary list of most-cited violations has featured.
The fact that OSHA has doled out so many citations for such training-requirement violations reflects its increasing commitment to reduce injuries and deaths from trips, slips and falls - the most common cause of workplace injuries in the U.S.
Overall, OSHA issued about the same number of citations in fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. 30, than it did in the previous 12 months, but the big change was the new addition, which pushed Electrical - General Requirements off the list.
The 10 most-cited OSHA violations were:
Training done right
There are four levels of fall protection training:
The employer should designate someone who has sufficient training and a reasonable level of knowledge in fall protection to be the on-site "qualified person."
Make sure to log it all
Keep accurate and detailed records to show that you vetted the training organization you use before hiring them.
OSHA also often requires detailed training records, such as dates and employee attendance.