Melbourne, FL – OSHA has cited a roofing contractor for exposing employees to fall hazards at two worksites in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
Turnkey Construction Planners Inc. faces $114,294 in penalties.
This is the second such violation in just over a year when the company was levied $199,184 in penalties. OSHA has cited the company six times in the past five years for similar hazards.
OSHA had initiated an inspection as part of its Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction.
Inspectors observed employees working without the use of conventional fall protection at two separate worksites in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
OSHA cited Turnkey Construction Planners for failing to ensure employees used a fall protection system while engaged in roofing activities and not requiring that portable ladders extend at least 3 feet above the upper landing.
All employers in the construction industry must have a safety program. Contractors and employers who perform construction work must comply with standards in 29 CFR 1926, Subpart C, General Safety and Health Provisions, as well as other applicable standards.
OSHA’s Protecting Roofing Workers booklet details requirements for providing fall protection, and for appropriately positioning ladders.