The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Georgia roofing contractor, Jasper Contractors Inc., for two willful violations and fined the company $140,000 for exposing workers to falls and other job site hazards.
OSHA reported that upon an inspection of one of Jasper’s residential projects in Jacksonville, FL, it found Jasper’s employees executing roofing work without fall protection and cited the company for failure to ensure employees were properly utilizing fall protection equipment, putting them at risk for an 8-foot fall. The agency also issued Jasper a violation for failing to make sure employees were wearing eye protection while they operated powered nail guns.
OSHA said Jasper has a long history of safety issues and that it has previously cited the company for 34 violations as a result of 19 inspections.
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