Last month, OSHA inspectors cited a Dublin, OH-based steel erection company for failing to provide it’s workers with adequate fall protection. Eight serious violations and two repeated violations carry a proposed $92,285 penalty. Violations included failing to train workers on the use of aerial lifts, exceeding weight limits on boom and lift baskets, and failing to provide workers with adequate protection against falls.
According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of worker deaths, accounting for nearly 40% of all worker fatalities last year in 2015. At the top of the “fatal four,” failing to provide adequate fall protection for employees is a target issue for construction and other businesses that require their workers to complete tasks at heights.
For more information, OSHA’s Fall Protection page provides employers with valuable training resources they can use to reduce the risk of worker injury or death as a result of falls.
If you have questions or if you’d like help making your site safer, please give me a call at (864) 905-7835 and we’ll schedule a time to talk.