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OSHA 10 certification is not fall protection training

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Many contractors are confused about the different types of OSHA training they must provide for their employees. For example last week I was contacted by a contractor who was cited and fined for failure to provide fall protection training and equipment for his employees. In addition his subcontractor roofer/framer was fined on the same site.

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Tags: osha fall protection, osha 10, training, contractors, sub-contractors

Another contractor death..26 yo not wearing OSHA req. fall protection

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 @ 09:15 PM

Another contractor fell to his death in Leominster, Mass. only a few miles from my home. Twenty six year old Nicholas Kallio, was working in an aerial lift and did not wear OSHA required fall protection. He fell over 50 feet to his death after a portion of the tree he was removing hit the lift he was working in. OSHA requires that while working on an aerial lift, workers must tie off to the bucket. Here are two important sections from the OSHA Scaffolding Standard Subpart L Aerial Lift section;

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Tags: safety plans, deaths from falls, osha fall protection, massachusetts

MA contractor misclassify workers, defraud workmens comp can go jail

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:56 PM

This week we learned that a Massachusetts contractor was indicted by the Mass Attorney General's office for workmen’s compensation insurance fraud. According to the article the contractor misclassified workers and averted paying $120,000 in workmen's compensation insurance premiums. He claimed that he was a general contractor when he actually performed roofing work. There is a good chance he can serve time in the big house. He even has testimonials on his website stating that he did a great job doing roofing.

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Tags: osha 10, osha fall protection, misclassifying workers, osha fines mass

Why do residential contractors ignore OSHA Fall Protection standards?

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Oct 25, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

Here we go again, OSHA announces the top 10 most cited violations (below) and wouldn't you know Fall Protection tops the list again!

In residential construction OSHA is citing and fining Builders, Remodelers, Developers, Roofers, Painters, Siding and Gutter Contractors and any trade who exposes their workers to falls from heights 6 feet or more above a lower level.

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OSHA Fall Protection Temp Enforcement For Construction ends 3/15/13

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Feb 24, 2013 @ 10:43 PM

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Contractors, are you providing the required fall protection training?

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 @ 05:24 PM

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Contractors: know the facts about OSHA Fall Protection Compliance

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sat, Jan 05, 2013 @ 03:22 PM

The recent OSHA extension on fall protection does not relieve contractor employers' of the responsibility to follow the OSHA Standards. I spoke with OSHA this week and they assured me that enforcement of fall protection is one of their top priorities. (More on this below).

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OSHA Fall Protection extension again; contractors know the facts

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 11:54 AM

OSHA Fall Protection compliance has been extended again. Residential contractors have again been given a temporary reprieve to fully comply with the directive issued in December of 2010. However, contractors need to make sure they know the facts in the extensions. Many will be lulled into thinking they are all set because leeway has been granted.

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OSHA Launches National Fall Protection Campaign

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, May 08, 2012 @ 09:23 PM

OSHA has launched a national fall protection campaign aimed at protecting workers from the dangers of falls in construction. Last year in Region 1 (New England) OSHA started their outreach program that they are now rolling out throughout the nation. We hosted 6 OSHA awareness seminars with OSHA for contractors and had great turnouts. In the past month OSHA held 5 more fall protection outreach seminars to raise awareness in the Boston area.

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OSHA Fall Protection fines piling up on contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Dec 27, 2011 @ 08:51 AM

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