OSHA has cited Exterior Stucco Systems Inc. of Wayne, New Jersey, with five repeat safety violations involving fall hazards. If you have taken our continuing education course you will remember about repeat citations. This repeat violation occurred at a Staten Island, N.Y., worksite. The proposed penalties total $61,600. Could you afford a citation of that amount?
OSHA initiated an inspection of the site on Sept. 1 as part of a local emphasis program focused on fall hazards in construction. Just like in our continuing education course where we discuss the different types of inspections, THIS, was a "special emphasis" inspection. As a result, the company received citations for failing to maintain a safety program, fully plank scaffold platforms, provide a ladder for safe scaffold access, remove and replace damaged scaffold components, and properly brace scaffolds with cross braces. Apparently this isn't the first time they've been cited for the very same violations! Do you correct problems timely, or at all? These folks don't seem interested in that!
A repeat violation is issued when an employer previously has been cited for the same or a similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule or order at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years. Due to the high number of repeat violations this company has been cited with, they have been added to the Severe Violator Enforcement Program. More information is available about this citation and this company.
Do you want to learn more about the Severe Violator Enforcement Program?
This article will tell you about how OSHA is interested in raising your violation penalties. Currently the highest penalty is $70,000. The administration is looking for additional sources of revenue.
Your pocketbook may be a good source.....or is it?
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