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OSHA News Release
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Region 4


October 30, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Framing Company
For Exposing Employees to Falls

PANAMA CITY, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Panama City Framing LLC for exposing employees to fall hazards at a worksite in Panama City, Florida. The company faces $113,816 in proposed penalties.

OSHA initiated an inspection on June 28, 2018, as part of the Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction. The Agency cited the company for willfully failing to provide employees with fall protection while they performed roofing activities.

“The regional emphasis program places great importance on identifying and eliminating fall hazards,” said Jacksonville Area Office Director Michelle Gonzalez. “Employers who fail to provide required fall protection equipment are unnecessarily putting workers at risk of serious or fatal injuries.”

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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Media Contacts:

Eric Lucero, 678-237-0630, lucero.eric.r@dol.gov
Michael D’Aquino, 678-237-0630, daquino.michael@dol.gov

Release Number: 18-1581-ATL (301)