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12 Jan Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety

January is a great time of year to review workplace safety.

Each year, OSHA, through the Department of Labor releases a preliminary list of the top 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations. The data is a cumulative overview of the nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by OSHA’s staff.

An interesting note per OSHA is that the list rarely changes from year-to-year, and that OSHA sees repetition of on-the-job hazards. Establish OSHA best practices in the workplace is the best way to ensure a safe and productive work environment.

Over the years, both Barrow Group staffing clientele and prospects noted these three common areas are highest in claims:

  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT)


The key is that through proper evaluation of prospects and continuous interaction with existing host employer (client) sites, that these pitfalls can be minimized through a proactive approach.

Partner closely with your provider to ensure that they are guiding you with OSHA temporary worker initiative strategies for success.

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