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OSHA will continue targeting residential contractors in 2017

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Dec 26, 2016 @ 03:27 PM

OSHA will continue its' targeted focus and enforcement on residential contractors in 2017. Injuries, deaths, fines, little or no safety training and lack of OSHA required safety programs still plaque the residential construction industry. In response OSHA, has renewed ongoing Local Emphasis Programs designed to instruct OSHA inspectors to prioritize audits on residential job sites targeting builders, remodelers and trades. In addition, there are numerous other OSHA changes aimed at exposing prime contractor employers who do not provide safety training and programs to protect their employees and require that sub-contractors work safe on their job sites. 

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OSHA fines MA Contractor $188,760 for fall protection violations

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Feb 01, 2016 @ 12:00 AM

Another Mass contractor has been fined by OSHA for numerous fall protection violations. OSHA publicly states that the contractor, A S General Construction from Framingham, Massachusetts exposed their workers to potentially fatal fall hazards at several job sites. The listed violations and OSHA fines include failure to provide fall protection, no hard hats, no safety glasses, bad ladders and scaffolding, ladders set at the wrong angle, using ladder scaffolds over 20 feet and much more. There are 16 total violations; 7 Serious, 2 Willful and 7 Repeat fines totaling $188,760.00. Thankfully no one was hurt or killed on their sites.

Look carefully at the list of citations and you will see what OSHA is looking for on residential job sites.

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Tags: osha enforcement, osha fines fall protection, osha fines mass

10 Fall Protection Requirements 4 Contractors From OSHA CSHO

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, May 04, 2014 @ 09:41 AM

Last week I was asked to speak with OSHA at two fall protection awareness sessions in Framingham, Ma. and at National Lumber in Mansfield Mass. In Framingham contractors met an OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer from enforcement. In Mansfield the OSHA instructor was a Compliance Assistance Specialist from the education side. Although these sessions do not meet the OSHA training requirements for fall protection, they exposed contractors to the standards that employees and subcontractors must follow working on their job sites.

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Connecticut & NH Contractors Fined by OSHA 4 Fall Hazards in Mass

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, May 19, 2013 @ 09:54 PM

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OSHA's Enforcement Map Shows Location, Company and Violations

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 08:49 AM

OSHA's enforcement map identifies companies who have been visited by OSHA Compliance Officers. This shows the company, the location, the alleged violation and fine amounts. If you click on the pins it brings up a company. Then by clicking the highlighted link it shows the dates of the OSHA site visits and the standards that were violated. Many of the contractors I found had Fall Protection violations. The Stamford, Connecticut home improvement company below was cited for a ladder violation, eye and face protection and respirators. His initial fines were $7700.00 and they were settled for $5390.00. OSHA visited their site in August.

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OSHA visiting contractor job sites around Andover and Beverly Mass

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 09:48 PM

Hello guys. The calls keep coming in from contractors visited by OSHA. Today I learned of four OSHA site visits in the North Shore area around Beverly and Andover Mass. This comes on the heels of the recent OSHA Fall Protection Awareness seminar a few weeks ago. The promised sweeps are well underway as the spring season progresses. By coincidence there happens to be an OSHA office in Andover.

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Region 1 EPA and OSHA to work together on RRP/OSHA enforcement

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 @ 12:39 PM

I learned today that Region 1 OSHA and Region 1 EPA (New England) have issued an EPA/OSHA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the RRP Lead Rule and other safety matters. This MOU (link below) has been signed by Region 1 OSHA and EPA officers. Essentially the two agencies will work together to ensure that EPA RRP Law  and OSHA safety standards are complied with on residential construction projects. Contractors may see both agencies riding together visiting job sites. 

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OSHA hits roof job in Concord NH; Contractor To Remedy Hazards

Posted by Mark Paskell on Thu, Sep 01, 2011 @ 07:01 AM

I was just informed that one of our Fall Protection instructors will be spending the next few days in Concord, New Hampshire as a safety compliance officer and fall protection instructor. It turns out OSHA hit a job this morning and found numerous fall hazard violations. The contractor was instructed to immediately remedy the situation. He called Safety Trainers Inc and we are dispatching one of our instructors immediately to help out.

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OSHA inspector on bike in Cambridge Massachusetts detains contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Jul 13, 2011 @ 10:25 PM

Looks like OSHA inspectors are going green; an OSHA enforcement officer shows up at a construction job site on bike in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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