Friday, April 8, 2016

OSHA Cites Residential Contractor; Proposes $140K in Fines

OSHA observed Jasper Contractors Inc. workers performing roofing activities without fall protection in Jacksonville, Florida. OSHA cited Jasper Contractors for two willful violations, which is "a violation in which the employer either knowingly failed to comply with a legal requirement (purposeful disregard) or acted with plain indifference to employee safety." Since 2007, Jasper Contractors has been cited 34 times across 19 OSHA inspections.

"Jasper Contractors shows a deliberate lack of concern for the safety of its employees by refusing to comply with fall protection and other OSHA standards," said Brian Sturtecky, OSHA's area director in Jacksonville. "Falls are a leading cause of death in the construction industry, and OSHA is committed to doing what it can to ensure all workers are protected."

For its negligence, OSHA has proposed $140,000 in fines.

For more information, see OSHA's News Release.

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