OSHA’s Dan Hobelman provides Top 10 List of Frequent Violations at Chapter Meeting
Posted - Oct 31, 2017
By Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, South Plains Chapter Past President (2012-2015)
On October 25, 2017 the ASSE South Plains Chapter once again hosted Mr. Dan Hobelman, Compliance Officer with the Lubbock Area OSHA Office for the annual
OSHA Update. ASSE members and guests met a new location, Red Zone Café in Lubbock.
During this year’s annual OSHA update, Dan provided an excellent presentation on FY17 preliminary data on OSHA’s Top Ten Violations and then provided a quick overview of OSHA’s new Silica standard for the Construction industry. The following is a summary of the Top 10:
#1 – Fall Protection in Construction Work (29 CFR 1926.501)
OSHA requires employers to provide fall protection when working at heights of 6 feet or more. The type of fall protection system (guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems) used depends on the work being done. Most OSHA violations were on fall protection in residential construction including working on roofs with unprotected edges and open sides. Continue Reading »