OSHA Fines Illinois Roofing Company More Than $87K

December 21, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Showalter Roofing Services Inc. of Naperville, Ill., with four alleged willful safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards at a commercial roofing jobsite in Wheaton, Ill. The company faces an $87,600 fine.

OSHA began its inspection in June as part of a local emphasis program on fall protection. The citations are for failing to provide fall protection for employees who were signaling crane operators while working on the commercial roof; failing to erect flags delineating work areas; and placing warning flags too low and too close to the edge of a building.

Showalter Roofing previously has been cited 15 times for violations regarding fall protection.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and 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.

Source: OSHA

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