New Jersey Stucco Contractor Cited By OSHA, Added To OSHA’s "Severe Violater Enforcement Program"

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OSHA cited Exterior Stucco Systems Inc., Wayne, N.J., with five repeat safety violations involving fall hazards at a Staten Island, N.Y., worksite. Proposed penalties total $61,600.
The company also has been added to OSHA’s “Severe Violator Enforcement Program” due to a number of repeat violations, the agency said. A repeat violation is issued when an employer previously has been cited for the same or a similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule, or order at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years.

OSHA initiated an inspection of the site on Sept. 1 as part of a local emphasis program focused on fall hazards in construction. As a result, the company received citations for failing to:
  • maintain a safety program;
  • fully plank scaffold platforms;
  • provide a ladder for safe scaffold access;
  • remove and replace damaged scaffold components; and
  • properly brace scaffolds with cross braces.