OSHA released preliminary results for its most frequent violations at the 2016 National Safety Congress in Anaheim, Calif.
Patrick Kapust, deputy director at OSHA'S Directorate of Enforcement programs, said the results are similar year-over-year, but a particular citation may move up or down the list.
"As an employer, what this list can do is give you a place to start," Kapust told attendees. "You can take a look at this list, identify root causes, perform analysis and stop an injury before it occurs."
The agency has implemented serious offender programs and other initiatives to reduce the number of incidents. However, the most common types of violations remain constant and continue to cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year.
The list is comprised of all violations taken into account through Sept. 30. A definitive list will be available closer to year-end 2016.