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OSHA fines roofing contractor for safety violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Redhawk Roofing Inc., Libertyville, Ill., for four repeated safety violations after investigators observed employees working without adequate fall protection at heights up to 23 feet, according to www.osha.gov. Redhawk Roofing is not an NRCA member.

The citations were issued Dec. 16, 2016, and addressed the company's failure to provide adequate fall protection; improper rigging of fall-protection systems; allowing workers to carry loads up ladders; and failure to enforce the use of protective eyewear among workers using pneumatic nail guns and electric saws.

OSHA previously cited Redhawk Roofing for these hazards in 2014 and 2015. Proposed penalties for the company's most recent safety violations total $63,494.

"Each year, hundreds of workers suffer severe injuries when they fall on the job," says Angeline Loftus, area director for OSHA's Chicago North Office. "Redhawk Roofing needs to immediately review its safety procedures and follow OSHA standards to protect workers on the job before disaster strikes."



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