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OSHA proposes $793K in fines for Philadelphia roofing contractor who exposed workers  to fall hazards at 5 southern New Jersey locations | U S Department of Labor

☷OSHA proposes $793K in fines for Philadelphia roofing contractor who exposed workers to fall hazards at 5 southern New Jersey locations | U S Department of Labor

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   OSHA proposes $793K in fines for Philadelphia roofing contractor who exposed workers to fall hazards at 5 southern New Jersey locations Company name: All Best Contractor Corp . 1403 Greeby St . Philadelphia , PA Inspection sites: 30 Boardwalk Drive , Eastampton 108 Bridge Blvd . , Eastampton 57 Westmont Drive , Medford 99 Morley Blvd . , Medford Barrington Court , Building 3 , Mt . Holly ( inspected twice ) Dates of inspections: The U . S . Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated six inspections in southern New Jersey at f......ive of the construction contractors’ work sites in 2021 in October and December , and 2022 in January and March as part of the agency’s local emphasis program for fall hazards . Inspections’ findings: In every inspection , OSHA found the company did not provide workers doing sheathing and framing work on roofs with fall protection as the law requires . The agency also identified violations related to workers exposed to damaged ladders , unsafe use of ladders and electrical hazards . They also found the company failed to provide eye and head protection , and train employees on forklift use . Total proposed penalties: $793 , 290Citations: OSHA cited the company with seven willful and 11 safety violations . The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply , request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director , or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission . Quote: “OSHA inspectors found All Best Contractor Corp . ’s foreman on site , and yet he allowed employees to work while knowing that they lacked fall and other safety protections . Such blatant disregard for the safety and well - being of the company’s workers shows a willful recklessness , ” said OSHA Area Director Paula Dixon - Roderick in Marlton , New Jersey . The U . S . Department of Labor ' s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will make every effort to hold employers accountable when they put workers at increased risk of serious injuries or worse . ”Company description: All Best Contractor Corp . provides residential wood framing and sheathing throughout New Jersey . The company has about 45 employees . Background: Falls from elevation are a leading cause of death for construction employees . The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports falls accounted for 351 of the 1 , 008 construction fatalities recorded in 2020 . OSHA encourages industry employers and workers to participate in the 2022 National Safety Stand - Down from May 2 - 6 . The annual event raises industry awareness of fall hazards in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries . OSHA also encourages employers to use visit its ‘Stop Falls’ web site which includes detailed information on fall protection standards in English and Spanish . The site offers fact sheets , posters and videos that illustrate various fall hazards and appropriate preventive measures .


02 May 2022 ( May 02 2022 )



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OSHA proposes $793K in fines for Philadelphia roofing contractor who exposed workers  to fall hazards at 5 southern New Jersey locations | U S Department of Labor
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