New Jersey Framing Contractor Cited for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards

July 2, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Navy Contractors Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards at a work site in Lakewood, N.J. The company faces $84,183 in penalties for repeat and serious safety violations.

OSHA conducted an investigation in January 2019 after an inspector observed Navy Contractors’ employees performing roofing activities without fall protection. OSHA cited the company for failing to provide fall protection, ensure employees wore hardhats, train employees on ladder safety and prevent the use of damaged ladders.

OSHA previously cited the employer for similar violations in 2018 at sites in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

“Failure to comply with OSHA fall protection requirements jeopardizes the safety of workers,” said OSHA Marlton Area Director Paula Dixon-Roderick in a U.S. Department of Labor press release. “Fall hazards are well known, but they can be eliminated when workers are trained and protective equipment is used properly.”

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

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