These tables show the safety and health rules most cited during L&I inspections from Oct. 2022 — Sept. 2023 (Federal Fiscal Year 2023). The resource column provides links to safety and 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 Chemical Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140
Chemical Safety Basics
3 Fall Protection at Four Feet or More
WAC 296-880-200
Falls (From Heights)
4 Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130
Safety Meetings and Committees
5 Fall Protection at Ten Feet or More & Training
WAC 296-880-10020
Falls (From Heights)
6 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
7 Accident Prevention Program - General Industry
WAC 296-800-140
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
8 Specific Fall Protection Requirements
WAC 296-880-300
Falls (From Heights)
9 Portable Ladder Use
WAC 296-876-400
Ladder Safety
10 First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150
First Aid

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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 Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130
Safety Meetings and Committees
2 Chemical Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140
Chemical Safety Basics
3 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Personal Protective Equipment
4 Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
5 First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150
First Aid
6 Basic Electrical Rules
WAC 296-800-280
Electrical Hazards
7 Portable Fire Extinguishers
WAC 296-800-300
Using a Fire Extinguisher
8 Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077
Asbestos​​
9 Employer Responsibilities: Safe Workplace
WAC 296-800-110
Get Started With Safety & Health
10 Hearing Loss Prevention Program
WAC 296-817-200
Noise

All industries excluding construction

Rule Resources
1 Chemical Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140
Chemical Safety Basics
2 Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130
Safety Meetings and Committees
3 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Personal Protective Equipment
4 Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
5 First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150
First Aid
6 Basic Electrical Rules
WAC 296-800-280
Electrical Hazards
7 Portable Fire Extinguishers
WAC 296-800-300
Using a Fire Extinguisher​ (Powerpoint)​
8 Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077
Asbestos
9 Employer Responsibilities: Safe Workplace
WAC 296-800-110
Get Started With Safety & Health
10 Hearing Loss Prevention Program
WAC 296-817-200
Noise

All industries excluding agriculture

Rule Resources
1 Accident Prevention Program (Construction)
WAC 296-155-110
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
2 Fall Protection at Four Feet or More
WAC 296-880-200
Falls (From Heights)
3 Chemical Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140
Chemical Safety Basics
4 Fall Protection at Ten Feet or More & Training
WAC 296-880-10020
Falls (From Heights)
5 Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130
Safety Meetings and Committees
6 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160
Personal Protective Equipment
7 Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
8 Specific Fall Protection Requirements
WAC 296-880-300
Falls (From Heights)
9 Portable Ladder Use
WAC 296-876-400
Ladder Safety
10 First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150
First Aid
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 Portable Ladder Use
WAC 296-876-400
Ladder Safety
6 First-Aid Training and Certification
WAC 296-155-120
First Aid
7 Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077
Asbestos​​
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 Chemical Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140
Chemical Safety Basics
2 Safety Meeting Requirements
WAC 296-307-033
Agriculture
3 First Aid Requirement (Safe Place Standard)(Agriculture)
WAC 296-307-039
First Aid
4 Accident Prevention -Agriculture
WAC 296-307-030
Accident Prevention Program (APP)​
5 Protection of Agriculture Pesticide Handlers
WAC 296-307-112
Agriculture
6 Personal protective equipment
WAC 296-307-100
Personal Protective Equipment
7 Outdoor Heat Exposure
WAC 296-307-097
Heat-Related Illness
Medical Evaluations
WAC 296-307-604
Agriculture Standards & Guidance​
9 Field Sanitation
WAC 296-307-095
Agriculture
10 Powered Industrial Trucks - Forklifts
WAC 296-307-520​​
Powered Industrial Truck Safety