Category Archives: Fall Protection

Management repeatedly warned of unsafe conditions GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An employee of R.E. Arnold Construction Inc. was trapped when the wall of an excavation he was working in collapsed around him. The incident occurred as the employee removed dirt from … Continue reading

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In a Memorandum issued on June 20th, OSHA announced a delay in the enforcement of compliance regarding the recently released changes to the standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution installations. The new standards are still effective July 10, … Continue reading

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Various organizations working to keep employees safe and educate consumers DENVER – The residential roofing industry in Denver and area communities, including Pueblo and Colorado Springs, is being cited in record numbers for failing to keep workers safe by providing … Continue reading

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Companies cited for willful and other violations; $182,270 penalty proposed MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Maplewood Beverage Packers LLC and temporary employment agency Corporate Resource Services Corp. in Elizabeth have been cited by the OSHA for health and safety violations found at … Continue reading

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Penalties total $53,020 Following an inspection in January 2014, Sonic Creations Inc., of Destin, Florida, has been cited by OSHA for three repeat and two serious safety violations for failing to provide workers who were framing houses with required fall … Continue reading

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OSHA recently issued a hazard bulletin about preventing worker fatalities from falls and falling objects in tree care work. “Too many tree care workers are being hurt or killed by well-known industry dangers that can be prevented if employers take … Continue reading

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Scenario: A stepladder (which is a type of self-supporting ladder) is used as a non-self-supporting ladder, but the bottom of the ladder is either “footed” (that is, another person keeps their foot on the bottom to keep the ladder from slipping) … Continue reading

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Proposed penalties total $130,700 AUSTIN, Texas – Lindamood Demolition Inc. and Texas Cutting & Coring were both cited by OSHA for a total of five violations, including two willful, following the death of a skid-steer loader operator during the redevelopment … Continue reading

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Do all skylights require fall protection measures? It never seems to fail that this question comes up with our clients over and over again.  So, we thought we would provide you this excerpt from an OSHA letter of interpretation: “29 … Continue reading

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Lee, Massachusetts contractor cited and fined over $119,000 by OSHA for “needless and avoidable” fatal fall at Stockbridge work site SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A 51-year-old roofer fell 17 feet to his death on Nov. 14, 2013, while performing roofing work … Continue reading

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