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Region 3


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Feb. 3, 2016

 

Delaware county roofing contractor continues to expose workers
to fall hazards, most recently at Conshohocken site

Employer name: DDP Roofing Services Inc., at 20 Conchester Road in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Inspection site: Commercial construction project at 225 Washington St. in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Citations issued: On Feb. 1, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for one repeat and one serious safety violations.

Investigation findings: DDP failed to provide fall protection equipment and methods, resulting in the repeat violation. The company has been cited eight times since 2008 for similar hazards.

The serious violation involved no provided personal protective equipment during the use of pneumatically powered nail guns.

Proposed penalties: $41,580

Quote: "DDP Roofing Services has been cited multiple times previously for failing to provide fall protection, and for exposing employees to other fall-related hazards at worksites in the greater Philadelphia metro area, Maryland and New Jersey. By failing to ensure its employees have and use fall and other safety protections to reduce the potential hazards commonly found in commercial construction work, DDP Roofing Services does not make worker safety a priority. That has to change," said Kevin Kilp, director of OSHA's Allentown Area Office.

View the citations: http://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/DDPRoofingServicesInc_1097138.pdf.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

To ask questions; obtain compliance assistance; file a complaint; or report amputations, eye loss, workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Allentown Area Office at 267-429-7542.

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Media Contacts:

Joanna Hawkins, 215-861-5101, hawkins.joanna@dol.gov
Leni Fortson, 215-861-5102, uddyback-fortson.lenore@dol.gov

Release Number: 16-29-PHI (OSHA 16-010 DDP Roofing Services)


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