OSHA inspectors find fall hazards and lack of PPE at Florida job site

Agency proposing $107k in fines

Posted August 29, 2016

OSHA issued citations to employers at a Florida job site after inspectors observed employees installing roofing sheathing without fall protection. OSHA cited the two Florida companies with five safety violations.

The first company, a homebuilder, was issued one repeated citation for failing to ensure subcontractor employees were protected with a fall protection system when working from heights up to 25 feet. The other company, a framing contractor, was issued a repeated citation for the same violation and an additional repeated for allowing workers to use the top step of a ladder to access and exit the roofing trusses.

OSHA also cited the framing contractor with two serious violations involving personal protective equipment (PPE). Specifically, employees were not wearing hard hats and were operating powered nail guns without eye protection.

OSHA is proposing penalties of $107,785.

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