On October 17th, 2017 a New Jersey Contractor was cited $191,215 for exposing his workers to multiple hazards. Read more to find out how to protect your employees.
The contractor, who is named in this article, allowed his workers to perform masonry and bricklaying while dangerously close to power lines, without proper safety training or gear provided. The citations that were given covered: slip and fall hazards, failure to develop an accident prevention program, failure to implement training for accident prevention, and failure to provide employees with hard hats.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking you wont get caught; these citations are among the most frequent citations handed out by OSHA. These citations are a means to enact the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which requires employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace environment for their employees!