The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.L.E. Construction LLC, Bridgeport, Conn., for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a construction worksite in Bridgeport, according to www.osha.gov. The company faces $146,544 in proposed penalties; it is not an NRCA member.
OSHA inspectors observed employees installing shingles and a skylight without fall protection. The company was cited for failing to provide fall protection, train employees to recognize fall hazards and properly anchor fall-protection equipment; using a damaged ladder and exposing employees to falls from ladders; failing to provide eye protection; and failing to conduct regular inspections of the worksite, materials and equipment. OSHA cited the company for fall and eye protection hazards in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
L.L.E. Construction LLC has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed 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.
NRCA encourages all members to comply with OSHA regulations to avoid possible citations and fines.