Affordable Roofing and Exteriors Inc., located in Trenton, Ill., has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for five safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $158,015. The citations follow inspections at three job sites where workers were improperly using fall protection during the installation of shingles on residential roofs, according to OSHA. Since 2009, the company has been cited in five inspections for similar violations.
Residential job sites were inspected July 15 in Granite City. On June 27, an inspection took place in Belleville. On May 16, another inspection occurred at another location in the 200 block of Dodge in Belleville. At each job site, a willful violation was cited for failing to ensure workers used fall protection while performing residential roofing. The inspections were initiated under the national emphasis program for fall safety. Two serious violations were cited at the Belleville job site for failing to provide eye protection to workers who used pneumatic nail guns and provide a ladder to access upper landings safely.
Source: Claims Journal
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