The Value of Safety

The Value of Safety

There are an estimated 12 fatal injuries in workplaces every day. While this may sound startling to some, this figure has actually dramatically decreased from 38 since the creation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 43 years ago. It is therefore safe to say that workplaces are safer and healthier today.

Injuries, illnesses, and fatalities could be prevented. OSHA exerts consistent effort in making sure companies are observing standard safety guidelines. Substandard wirings, unclassified potential chemical hazards, and even incorrectly used ladders can contribute to OSHA fines.

From manufacturing to retail trade to construction to health care and social assistance, OSHA’s rigid regulations are implemented across different industries in order to protect workers and employees. This infographic provides insights into the most common OSHA standard violations and the price companies of different sizes have to pay for committing such.

Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards Violated

Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2015

Fall remains to be the leading cause of injury just as it was in 2012-2013. But there are other significant causes of work injuries. Below are the top ten most frequently cited standards violated.

Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards Violated

OSHA Penalties By Company Size Breakdown

Period October 2015 through September 2016

No company is too big nor too small to follow OSHA's standard. Here are the total citations, inspections, and penalties according to company size.

OSHA Penalties By Company Size Breakdown

OSHA Fines By Industry Breakdown

Period October 2015 through September 2016

Some industries have had more citations compared to others. Below are fines according to industry breakdown.

OSHA Fines By Industry Breakdown

Noteworthy FACTS & STATISTICS

Noteworthy FACTS & STATISTICS

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