OSHA Employee Fall Hazard Penalty

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On February 27th, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.I. Aluminum Design Inc., a Naples-based patio and pool enclosure manufacturer and installer, for failing to protect employees from fall hazards.

Fall outcome? Fatality
OSHA Proposed penalties total $40,096.

“This tragedy could have been avoided if the employer had ensured that workers were adequately trained and wearing appropriate fall safety equipment,” said Condell Eastmond, OSHA Office Director for the Fort Lauderdale Area. “Falls are preventable if required safety measures are implemented.” Read the full article at: (https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region4/02272018)

Here are some additional facts about Slips, and Falls in the workplace:

  • Result in 15% of all accidental deaths, which is 2nd leading cause behind motor vehicles
  • Can cost an employer and employee ~ $12,000/year
  • One of most frequently-reported injuries
  • Responsible for ~25% of reported claims/year
  • Over 17% of all disabling occupational injuries result from falls

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