OSHA Cites Painting & Decorating, Inc., Levies $460,350 in Proposed Fines

The Long Island, N.Y.-based contractor is cited for alleged fall and scaffolding hazards.

OSHA announced that Long Island, N.Y.-based Painting and Decorating, Inc. has been cited for repeat fall and scaffolding hazards. OSHA has proposed $460,350 in fines for the safety violations.

The company has a previous record of similar fall protection and other safety violations at five other work sites, according to OSHA's Long Island Area Director Anthony Ciuffo, who said the fines "reflect the ongoing failure and refusal by this employer to provide basic safeguards for its employees." At the most recent inspection, OSHA found that workers were exposed to falls of more than 26 feet.

The recurring hazards include not having a scaffold inspected for defects during scaffold erection and before workers began working on the scaffolding. These conditions resulted in $429,660 of the proposed fines. OSHA reported its personnel also found new hazards during the most recent inspection, including lack of fall protection for workers erecting scaffolding, a scaffold erected on unsound footing, lack of eye protection, and more. These totaled $30,690 in proposed fines.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together a resource that’s easy to digest so you can get answers to your training questions and ensure you're complying with OSHA's standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus