JUPITER, FL — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Crown Roofing LLC, based in Sarasota, FL, for exposing employees to fall hazards at a Jupiter worksite. The company faces $149,662 in proposed fines.
OSHA investigated Crown Roofing LLC as part of the Agency’s Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction. OSHA cited the company for one repeat violation – which carries a maximum penalty of $129,336 — for failing to utilize a guardrail, safety net, or personal fall arrest systems while working at heights greater than 6 feet. OSHA also issued additional citations for failing to have a competent person regularly inspect jobsites, materials, and equipment, and failing to maintain written certification records verifying fall protection training was provided.
“This employer is risking the safety of workers by failing to comply with fall protection requirements,” said Condell Eastmond, OSHA Fort Lauderdale Area Office Director. “Fall hazards are well known, but they can be eliminated when workers are trained and protective equipment is properly used.”
Crown Roofing LLC has 15 business days from receipt of its 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 ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance.