Top 10 Rule Violations

These tables show the most common safety & health rules cited during L&I inspections for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 (Oct.1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019).

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
Fall Protection
WAC 296-155-246 (8.41 MB PDF)
Fall Protection, Fall Restraint & Fall Arrest
Accident Prevention Program (APP) (Construction)
WAC 296-155-110 (8.41 MB PDF)
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication)
WAC 296-901-140 (1.46 MB PDF)
Hazard Communication and GHS
Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130 (2.32 MB PDF)
Safety Meetings/Committees
Accident Prevention Program (General Industry)
WAC 296-800-140 (2.32 MB PDF)
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077 (4.92 MB PDF)
Asbestos
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160 (2.32 MB PDF)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Ladder Use
WAC 296-876-400 (278 KB PDF)
Ladder Safety
First-Aid Training and Certification (Construction)
WAC 296-155-120 (8.41 MB PDF)
First Aid
Safety & Health Core Rules
WAC 296-800-150 (2.32 MB PDF)
First Aid


Construction only

WAC Topic Area
Resources
Fall Protection
WAC 296-155-246 (8.41 MB PDF)
Fall Protection, Fall Restraint & Fall Arrest
Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-155-110 (8.41 MB PDF)
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
Ladder Use
WAC 296-876-400 (278 KB PDF)
Ladder Safety
Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077 (4.92 MB PDF)
Asbestos
First-Aid Training and Certification
WAC 296-155-120 (8.41 MB PDF)
First Aid
Tools - Hand and Power
WAC 296-155-350 (8.41 MB PDF)
Hand and Portable Power Tools
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Head Protection
WAC 296-155-205 (8.41 MB PDF)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Scaffolding - General Requirements
WAC 296-874-200 (356 KB PDF)
Scaffolds
General Protection Requirements
WAC 296-155-655 (11.64 MB PDF)
Excavation, Trenching, and Shoring

Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication)
WAC 296-901-140 (1.46 MB PDF)
Hazard Communication and GHS

All industries excluding construction

WAC Topic Area
Resources
Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140 (3.54 MB PDF)
Hazard Communication and GHS
Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130 (2.32 MB PDF)
Safety Meetings/Committees
Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140 (2.32 MB PDF)
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160 (2.32 MB PDF)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Basic Electrical Rules
WAC 296-800-280 (2.32 MB PDF)
Electrical Hazards
First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150 (2.32 MB PDF)
First Aid
Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077 (4.92 MB PDF)
Asbestos
Portable Fire Extinguishers
WAC 296-62-077 (4.92 MB PDF)
Fire Extinguishers
Exit Route & Employee Alarm Systems
WAC 296-800-310 (2.52 MB PDF)
Emergencies in the Workplace
Respirators: Medical Evaluations
WAC 296-842-14005 (1.17 MB PDF)
Respirators


Agriculture only

WAC Topic Area
Resources
How often must safety meetings be held?
WAC 296-307-033
Agriculture
Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-307-030 (5.14 MB PDF)
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140 (3.54 MB PDF)
Hazard Communication and GHS
Pesticides (Worker Protection Standard for pesticide handlers)
WAC 296-307-130(5.14 MB PDF)
Pesticides
Notice of Pesticide Application
WAC 296-307-120 (6.94 MB PDF)
Agriculture
Fire Protection
WAC 296-307-340 (6.94 MB PDF)
Agriculture
First Aid Requirement (Safe Place Standard)(Agriculture)
WAC 296-307-039 (6.94 MB PDF)
First Aid
Fire Protection: Exit Routes
WAC 296-307-350(6.94 MB PDF)
Agriculture
Logging Operations
WAC 296-54-515
Logging
Electrical
WAC 296-307-368
Agriculture


All industries excluding agriculture

WAC Topic Area
Resources
Fall Protection (Construction)
WAC 296-155-246 (8.41 MB PDF)
Fall Protection, Fall Restraint & Fall Arrest
Accident Prevention Program (Construction)
 WAC 296-155-110 (8.41 MB PDF)
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140 (3.54 MB PDF)
Hazard Communication and GHS
Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130 (2.32 MB PDF)
Safety Meetings/Committees
Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140 (2.32 MB PDF)
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077 (4.92 MB PDF)
Asbestos
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160 (2.32 MB PDF)
Personal Protective Equipment
Portable Ladder Use
WAC 296-876-400 (296 KB PDF)
Ladder Safety
First-Aid Training and Certification
WAC 296-155-120 (2.32 MB PDF)
First Aid
Basic Electrical Rules
WAC 296-800-280 (2.32 MB PDF)
Electrical Hazards


All industries excluding both construction and agriculture

WAC Topic Area
Resources
Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication
WAC 296-901-140
Hazard Communication and GHS
Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
WAC 296-800-130 (2.32 MB PDF)
Safety Meetings/Committees
Accident Prevention Program
WAC 296-800-140 (2.32 MB PDF)
Accident Prevention Program (APP)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
WAC 296-800-160 (2.32 MB PDF)
Personal Protective Equipment
Basic Electrical Rules
WAC 296-800-280 (2.32 MB PDF)
Electrical Hazards
First-Aid
WAC 296-800-150 (2.32 MB PDF)
First Aid
Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite
WAC 296-62-077 (4.92 MB PDF)
Asbestos
Portable Fire Extinguishers
WAC 296-800-300 (519 KB PDF)
Fire Extinguishers
Exit Route & Employee Alarm Systems
WAC 296-800-310 (2.52 MB PDF)
Emergencies in the Workplace
Respirators: Medical Evaluations
WAC 296-842-14005 (1.17 MB PDF)
Respirators


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