BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Camaney Services of Central Florida Inc. — based in Lake Worth, Florida — for exposing employees to fall hazards at two worksites in Boynton Beach, Florida.

The contractor faces $49,930 in penalties.

According to a release, OSHA initiated the inspections as part of the Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction. The agency cited the company for failing to develop and implement an accident prevention program, train employees on how to recognize and control fall hazards, and conduct regular inspections of worksites to ensure a conventional fall protection system was available to employees. The citation states Camaney Services didn't inspect a jobsite on or about Feb. 12 to provide conventional fall protection, exposing workers to an 18-foot fall. 

In addition, OSHA cited the company for failing to ensure that portable ladders extended at least 3 feet above the upper landing and allowing employees to use an A-frame ladder improperly.

“Falls are the leading cause of work-related injuries and fatalities among roofers,” said OSHA Fort Lauderdale Area Director Condell Eastmond. “Employers must provide the right fall protection equipment, and train workers on how to use the equipment safely.”

OSHA’s Fall Protection in Residential Construction webpage provides resources on various residential activities.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

View the full citation here.