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Top-10 Safety Rule Violations

These tables show the most common safety & health rules cited during L&I inspections for Federal Fiscal Year 2013 (Oct.1, 2012-Sept. 30, 2013).

This information can help strengthen your workplace safety program and prevent costly injuries and illnesses. When available, resource pages provide links to safety & health publications, videos, presentations, data, sample programs, and other resources.

 

All Industries

Rules
Resources
Accident Prevention Program (Construction)
WAC 296-155-110 (leg.wa.gov)
APP Topic Page
Chemical Hazard Communication
WAC 296-800-170 (87 KB PDF)
Hazard Communication and GHS Topic Page
Basic Electrical Rules
WAC 296-800-280 (384 KB PDF)
Electrical Safety Videos
Fall Protection
WAC 296-155-246 (leg.wa.gov)
Fall Protection
Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130 (25 KB PDF)
Safety Meetings/Committees (videos)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160 (50 KB PDF)
PPE
Accident Prevention Program (General Industry)
WAC 296-800-140 (23 KB PDF)
APP Topic Page
Portable Fire Extinguishers
WAC 296-800-300 (42 KB PDF)
Fire Extinguishers
First-Aid (General Industry)
WAC 296-800-150 (63 KB PDF)
First Aid
First-Aid Training and Certification (Construction)
WAC 296-155-120 (leg.wa.gov)
First Aid

 

Construction Only

Rules
Resources
Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-155-110 (leg.wa.gov)
APP
Fall Protection
WAC 296-155-246 (leg.wa.gov)
Fall Protection
First-Aid Training and Certification
WAC 296-155-120 (leg.wa.gov)
First Aid
Ladder Use
WAC 296-876-400 (leg.wa.gov)
Ladder Safety
Tools - Hand and Power
WAC 296-155-350 (leg.wa.gov)
Hand and Portable Power Tools
Portable Power Tools
PPE
WAC 296-155-200 (leg.wa.gov)
PPE
Guardrails, Handrails and Covers
WAC 296-155-500 (leg.wa.gov)
Guard Rails
Fall Protection Required At 4 Feet or More (online course)
Excavation, Trenching and Shoring
WAC 296-155-650 (leg.wa.gov)
Excavation & Trenching
Scaffolding - General Requirements
WAC 296-874-200 (leg.wa.gov)
Scaffolds (videos)
Construction Work
Stairways
WAC 296-155-470 (leg.wa.gov)
Stairs
Residential Construction

 

All Industries Excluding Construction

Rules
Resources
Employer Chemical Hazard Communication
WAC 296-800-170 (87 KB PDF)
Hazard Communication and GHS
Basic Electrical Rules
WAC 296-800-280 (384 KB PDF)
Electrical Safety (videos)
Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130 (25 KB PDF)
Safety Meetings/Committees (videos)
PPE
WAC 296-800-160 (50 KB PDF)
PPE
Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140 (23 KB PDF)
APP
Portable Fire Extinguishers
WAC 296-800-300 (42 KB PDF)
Fire Extinguishers
First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150 (63 KB PDF)
First Aid
Additional Requirements for Machines/Operations
WAC 296-806-400 (leg.wa.gov)
Machine Safety
Exit Routes and Employee Alarm Systems
WAC 296-800-310 (46 KB PDF)
Disaster Preparedness (videos)
Workplace Structural Integrity
WAC 296-800-270 (21 KB PDF)
Floors

 

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