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OSHA goes through roof over repeat violations in upstate New York

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A Syracuse roofing contractor faces fines of more than $96,000 following an OSHA worksite inspection in Camillus. OSHA jobsite investigators found The Roofing Guys, Inc., failed to provide fall protection and failed to provide ladders that extended more than three feet above the roof line, a mandatory measure to ensure stability when workers climb up and down.

OSHA had cited the company for similar violations in 2011 and 2015.

By virtue of the two repeat violations and the $96,027 fine, the company has been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program. That gives OSHA inspectors the right to come onto a worksite anytime they have reason to believe the company may be in violation of safety regulations.

Note: Employers that have been cited for OSHA violations even once should immediately implement training to prevent repeat violations. Once an employer is on OSHA’s radar, it can expect repeated, heightened scrutiny.

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