Miranda Roofing in Omaha, Neb., has been fined more than $148,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for alleged violations of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act.
OSHA announced that it cited the roofing company following an inspection that found employees exposed to fall hazards without fall protection. The inspection found two alleged willful, one alleged serious and one alleged repeat violation of the OSH Act.
OSHA said the alleged willful violations stem from the company’s failure to instruct workers in recognizing, avoiding and eliminating unsafe conditions when they are exposed to falling to the next lower level and the lack of fall protection when workers are exposed to fall hazards.
The alleged serious violation stems from the lack of instruction in the proper uses, placement and care of portable ladders. The alleged repeat violation stems from improper placement of the portable ladder.
Miranda Roofing has 15 business days from receipt of these citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director in Omaha or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Source: OSHA, www.osha.gov
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