The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued several serious safety and health violations to a Chicago-area company after inspectors observed workers atop a four-story building. The company faces more than $75,000 in proposed penalties.
Inspectors also found the company exposed workers to:
“No employee should ever be working at heights over 6 feet without adequate fall protection,” said Angeline Loftus, OSHA’s area director at its Chicago North office in Des Plaines. “Workers can easily be protected from falls by the use of harnesses and other fall protection devices. Employers must remember that falls are the leading cause of death among construction industry workers.”
As the construction industry continues to grow, falls continue to be the leading cause of death.
Excerpts taken from the link posted below: