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09-10-NEW (osha 09-01)
Jan. 14, 2009
Contact: Leni Fortson
SICKLERVILLE, N.J. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Peach State Roofing for an alleged workplace safety violation at a Sicklerville worksite. Headquartered in Rock Hill, S.C., the company had two employees working on the site at 677 Cross Keys Road.
OSHA initiated its inspection on July 16, 2008, as part of a local emphasis program focused on fall hazards in construction. As a result of the inspection, the company received one citation for a repeat violation with a proposed penalty of $50,000.
"Fall hazards are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and deaths," says Michael Corbett, acting area director in OSHA's Marlton, N.J., office. "Peach State Roofing can eliminate this hazard and ensure a safe and healthy workplace for its employees by establishing an effective safety and health management system."
The repeat violation reflects the company's failure to provide fall protection for employees working approximately 13 feet above ground. OSHA issues repeat violations when it finds a substantially similar violation of any standard, regulation, rule or order.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations to contest them before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. This inspection was conducted by OSHA's Marlton office; telephone: (856) 396-2594.
OSHA operates a vigorous enforcement program, conducting almost 39,000 inspections and finding nearly 88,000 violations of its standards and regulations in fiscal year 2008.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to promote the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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