U.S. Department of Labor Cites Two Florida Roofing Contractors For Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Derek Williams (operating as Elo Restoration Inc.) and Travis Slaughter (operating as Florida Roofing Experts Inc.) for exposing employees to fall hazards at a St. Augustine, Florida, worksite. Each company faces the maximum allowable penalty of $129,336.
OSHA initiated the inspection as part of the Agency's Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction and after receiving a complaint that employees were performing residential roofing activities without fall protection. OSHA cited the companies for failing to ensure workers were attached to a fall protection system.
The companies have 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.