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Thursday, November 21, 2019

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Department of Labor Cites West Virginia Contractor for Exposing Employees to Falls, Other Workplace Hazards

By Press release submission | Oct 15, 2019

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U.S. Department of Labor issued the following announcement on Oct. 11.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Roofing Solutions LLC – based in Charleston, West Virginia – for exposing employees to falls, and other safety and health hazards at worksites in Charleston and Nitro, West Virginia. The company faces $202,988 in penalties.

OSHA initiated an inspection after receiving complaints alleging that employees were working on roofs without fall protection. The company received citations for failing to provide employees with proper fall protection, and training on fall hazards. Roofing Solutions LLC also failed to have a required safety and health program, and ensure that employees engaged in roofing activities used hardhats, and proper ladders.

"The employer's failure to take appropriate steps to protect employees from falls and other hazards exposed workers to serious, potentially fatal injuries," said OSHA West Virginia Area Director Prentice Cline. "Employers are required by law to use personal fall arrest systems when workers perform roofing work."

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