OSHA Investigating Repeat Safety Violator

Source: 123RF

Jacksonville, FL – A Jacksonville roofing company faces $105,283 in OSHA fines for not providing workers enough safety beyond balance to keep them from falling off the roof, including lack of guardrail, safety net or personal fall arrest.

The contractor, Coastal Roofing,  faced charges in October 2017, December 2013 and November 2013. Some of those included “failing to provide fall and eye protection and continues to expose workers to serious injury or death”.

In 2014, the company was cited during an inspection for failure to provide a fall protection system for employees working at heights greater than 6 feet and not providing eye protection for employees.

According to OSHA, “A repeat violation exists when an employer previously has been cited for the same or a similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule or order at any facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years.”

OSHA’s fall prevention campaign provides employers and workers with lifesaving information and educational materials about working safely from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs.

It was developed in partnership with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and NIOSH’s National Occupational Research Agenda program.