These tables show the safety and health rules most cited during L&I inspections from Oct. 2021 - Sept. 2022 (Federal Fiscal Year 2021). The resource column provides links to safety & health publications, videos, presentations, data, sample programs, and other resources.

Rule Resources
1 Accident Prevention Program (APP) - Construction
WAC 296-155-110
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
2 Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130
Safety Meetings and Committees
3 Accident Prevention Program - General Industry
WAC 296-800-140
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
4 Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication (GHS)
WAC 296-901-140
Chemical Safety Basics
5 Fall Protection at Four Feet or More
WAC 296-880-200
Falls (From Heights)
6 Fall Protection at Ten Feet or More & Training
WAC 296-880-10020
Falls (From Heights)
7 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
8 First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150
First Aid
9 Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077
Asbestos
10 Employer Responsibilities: Safe Workplace
WAC 296-800-110
Get Started With Safety & Health

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Industry Breakdown

These tables below show a breakdown of top violations for various industries.

All Industries

All industries excluding both construction and agriculture

Rule Resources
1 Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
2 Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130
Safety Meetings and Committees
3 Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140
Chemical Safety Basics
4 Employer Responsibilities: Safe Workplace
WAC 296-800-110
Get Started With Safety & Health
5 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Personal Protective Equipment
6 Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077
Asbestos​​
7 First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150
First Aid
8 Respirators: Medical Evaluations
WAC 296-842-14005
Respirators
9 Respirators: Conduct fit testing
WAC 296-842-15005
Respirators
10 Select & provide appropriate respirators
WAC 296-842-13005
Respirators

All industries excluding construction

Rule Resources
1 Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130
Safety Meetings and Committees
2 Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
3 Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140
Chemical Safety Basics
4 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Personal Protective Equipment
5 First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150
First Aid
6 Employer Responsibilities: Safe Workplace
WAC 296-800-110
Get Started With Safety & Health
7 Basic Electrical Rules
WAC 296-800-280
Electrical Hazards
8 Portable Fire Extinguishers
WAC 296-800-300
Using a Fire Extinguisher​ (Powerpoint)
9 Respirators: Medical Evaluations
WAC 296-842-14005
Respirators​​
10 Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077
Asbestos

All industries excluding agriculture

Rule Resources
1 Accident Prevention Program (Construction)
WAC 296-155-110
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
2 Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130
Safety Meetings and Committees
3 Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
4 Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140
Chemical Safety Basics
5 Fall Protection at Four Feet or More
WAC 296-880-200
Falls (From Heights)
6 Fall Protection at Ten Feet or More & Training
WAC 296-880-10020
Falls (From Heights)
7 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Personal Protective Equipment
8 First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150
First Aid
9 Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077
Asbestos
10 Employer Responsibilities: Safe Workplace
WAC 296-800-110
Get Started With Safety & Health
Construction Only
Rule Resources
1 Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-155-110
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
2 Fall Protection at Four Feet or More
WAC 296-880-200
Falls (From Heights)
3 Fall Protection at Ten Feet or More & Training
WAC 296-880-10020
Falls (From Heights)
4 Specific fall protection requirements.
WAC 296-880-300
Falls (From Heights)​​
5 First-Aid Training and Certification
WAC 296-155-120
First Aid
6 Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077
Asbestos​​
7 Portable Ladder Use
WAC 296-876-400
Ladder Safety
8 Tools - Hand and Power
WAC 296-155-350
Hand and Portable Power Tools
9 Excavation, Trenching, and Shoring
WAC 296-155-655
Trenching & Excavation
10 Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
WAC 296-155-205
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Agriculture Only
Rule Resources
1 Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140

Chemical Safety Basics​​
2 Accident Prevention - Logging Operations
WAC 296-54-515
Logging

3 Protection of Agriculture Pesticide Handlers
WAC 296-307-112
Agriculture
4 Confined Spaces Permit Entry
WAC 296-809-500
Confined Spaces
5 Temporary Worker Housing Emergency COVID Rule
WAC 296-307-16102
COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
6 Accident Prevention Program - Agriculture
WAC 296-307-030
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
7 First Aid Requirement (Safe Place Standard)(Agriculture)
WAC 296-307-039
First Aid
8 Worker Protection Standard
WAC 296-307-109
Agriculture
9 Safety Meeting Requirements
WAC 296-307-033
Agriculture
10 Personal protective equipment
WAC 296-307-100
Personal Protective Equipment