OSHA Cites Cheltenham Construction for Repeated Safety Violations

The contractor faces $334,618 in penalties.

Cheltenham Construction Services (CCS)—which provides residential and commercial carpentry, siding and crane services—has come under fire due to continued lapses in workplace safety.

In a release dated August 22, OSHA announced that recent investigations into the Missouri-based CCS revealed several safety violations. Inspections in Lake St. Louis and O’Fallon found CCS allowed workers to operate at elevations above 6 feet without necessary fall arrest systems, safety nets or guardrails. Furthermore, the inspection highlighted the company's neglect in safeguarding employees from eye and face hazards while using pneumatic nail guns.

OSHA cited CCS with two repeat and two serious violations, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $334,618. The company's track record with safety isn't clean either. Since 2015, OSHA has identified safety violations related to fall protection seven times at CCS.

“Cheltenham Construction Services’ repeated failures to comply with federal safety standards exposes workers to falls from elevations, the construction industry’s most lethal hazard,” OSHA Area Director Bill McDonald in St. Louis said in a statement. “Each year, hundreds of people die needlessly in preventable workplace falls. This company’s disregard of employee safety must end before someone is seriously injured or worse.”

Cheltenham Construction Services now has 15 days from the receipt of these citations to either comply, request an informal conversation with OSHA, or challenge its findings.

About the Author

Robert Yaniz Jr. is the Content Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

Product Showcase

  • Bodytrak


    Bodytrak is a data-driven solution fueled by science that’s designed to keep employees safe. The smart safety solution continuously monitors an individual’s response to physiological stress to mitigate workplace risks and provides an alarm system for the user and supervisors to prevent incidents caused by heat stress, fatigue, noise exposure and more. Visit Bodytrak at ASSP SAFETY 2023, stand #609 for a live demo or contact us via bodytrak.co to see how we can help enhance the health and safety practices in your organization today. 3

  • MSA ALTAIR io™ 4 Gas Detection Wearable

    MSA ALTAIR io™ 4 Gas Detection Wearable

    The MSA ALTAIR io™ 4 Gas Detection Wearable delivers real-time visibility to help drive safety and productivity across workers, worksites, and workflows. ALTAIR io 4 features: · Cutting-edge, CAT-M LTE cellular connectivity · Automatic integration with MSA Grid cloud-based software · Over-the-air (OTA) updates · Automatic bump test and calibration · MSA id digital device assignment · Rugged, durable design and industry-leading XCell® sensors The ALTAIR io 4 is part of the MSA Connected Work Platform. 3

  • PIG® Spill Kit in 95-Gallon High-Visibility Container

    PIG® Spill Kit in 95-Gallon High-Visibility Container

    PIG® Spill Kit in 95-Gallon High-Visibility Container. The high-visibility spill kit container from New Pig is easily seen—even in low light or from a distance—to help make spill response even faster. It contains enough absorbents to contain up to 60 gallons of oils, coolants, solvents and water. Learn more at ASSP Safety booth #527. 3