January 23, 2019
U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Roofing Contractor
For Exposing Employees to Dangerous Falls
NAPLES, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Ad-Ler Roofing Inc. for exposing employees to dangerous falls at a Naples residential worksite, one month after similar violations were found at another worksite. The Fort Myers, Florida-based contractor faces penalties of $91,466.
OSHA initiated the inspection on July 23, 2018, as part of the Agency’s Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction after inspectors observed the company’s employees performing roofing activities without fall protection. OSHA cited Ad-Ler Roofing Inc. for failing to protect employees from fall hazards. In June 2018, the company was cited for the same fall protection hazards at an Odessa, Florida, worksite.
“Companies are required to provide employees with fall protection when they work at heights of 6 feet or higher,” said Fort Lauderdale OSHA Area Office Director Condell Eastmond. “Ad-Ler Roofing is putting workers at risk of serious injury by failing to comply with OSHA’s fall protection standards.”
The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed 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.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.
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Release Number: 19-91-ATL (17)
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