A Roofing Contractor Violates its Agreement to Secure its Employees and Faces Extra Than $600K in Penalties — Occupational Well being & Safety

A Roofing Contractor Violates its Settlement to Protect its Workers and Faces More Than $600K in Penalties

Janiec Roofing Inc. does not comply with OSHA’s previous settlement agreement.

A Bergen County contractor violated its settlement arrangement with the U.S. Office of Labor. The contractor agreed to make security improvements just after violating federal safety inspections in 2019. Inspectors determined nine violations with proposed penalties of $121,687, next the inspections in 2020 and 2021, the enterprise now faces $600,741 in penalties for 10 additional violations. On November 13, 2020, Janiec Roofing Inc. in Lodi, New Jersey entered into a settlement settlement with OSHA.

The settlement came after two 2019 inspections discovered sizeable infractions relevant to slide security as effectively as other security issues. According to a press release, the firm agreed to build a comprehensive security and overall health method to provide training to businesses and employees to make safety checklists to identify and take away safety dangers. OSHA executed a observe up inspection in 2021 that decided that the roofing firm failed to comply with the settlement and ongoing to expose employees to harmful safety dangers. The company then proposed an further $180,220 in penalties and cited the firm with one particular “failure-to-abate violation for not complying with the settlement settlement terms” and “not publishing documentation required to show compliance.”

OSHA done two other inspections, prior to the abide by-up inspection, a part of the agency’s Regional Emphasis Software for slide dangers in construction. In January 2021, OSHA visited a Janiec operate web-site in Saddle Brook where inspectors recognized unsafe use of ladders and failures to guarantee employees made use of head, eye and drop defense. The push release suggests, the two inspections resulted in two willful, four repeat and a few severe citations and $420,521 in penalties.