After years of a static Top Ten Safety Violations list from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the annual count has welcomed a newcomer: eye and face protection, which came in at number 10 and bumped out the electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment category.

osha-top-ten-safety-violationsThe top of the list remains unchanged, with fall protection registering 7,270 violations, according to Patrick Kapust, Washington, D.C.-based deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, who presented the list at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Houston.

Rounding out the list are:

2. Hazard communication: 4,552 violations

3. Scaffolding: 3,336 violations

4. Respiratory protection: 3,118 violations

5. Lockout/tagout: 2,944 violations

6. Ladders: 2,812 violations

7. Powered industrial trucks: 2,294 violations

8. Fall protection: 1,982 violations

9. Machine guarding: 1,972 violations

10. Eye and face protection: 1,536 violations

Kapust said most of the violations for failing to provide eye and face stemmed from the housing industry, with roofers, house framers and other contractors cited often.