December 18, 2019
U.S. Department of Labor Finds Florida Contractor Exposed Employees
To Fall Hazards in Palm Beach Gardens, Port Saint Lucie Worksites
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has mentioned Action Roofing Services Inc. — established in Pompano Beach, Florida — for exposing workers to security threats at Palm Beach Gardens and Port Saint Lucie, Florida, worksites. The roofing contractor confronts $146,280 in fines.
OSHA cited the contractor for failing to give fall protection to workers installing roofing tile in both worksites. At that the Port Saint Lucie worksite, OSHA also mentioned Action Roofing for using the upper part of an extension ladder to get access to your roof, and for putting the ladder before a doorway without procuring it. At that the Palm Beach Garden worksite, the agency cited the contractor for failing to educate employees about the best way best to recognize and protect against fall hazards. OSHA conducted the reviews together with the bureau’s Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction.
“Falls continue to be a leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction,” stated OSHA Area Office Director Condell Eastmond, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “Employers must provide workers performing roofing activities with appropriate fall protection to help ensure their safety.”
OSHA’s Protecting Roofing Workers booklet clarifies fall protection conditions, and the best way to put up personal fall arrest and fall restraint systems, and properly protected ladders.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings prior to the individual Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Under that the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, companies are accountable for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their workers. OSHA’s role is to help make sure such requirements for America’s working women and men by establishing and implementing standards, and providing instruction, instruction, and help. For more info, see https://www.osha.gov.
The assignment of this Department of Labor is to cultivate, encourage and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and acquaintances of those United States; enhance working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and also guarantee work-related advantages and rights.
Release Number: 19-2169-ATL (450)
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