October 17, 2022
A roofing and siding contractor was cited for 12 violations and proposed penalties over $1 million after OSHA found workers exposed to fall hazards, the agency reported.
OSHA investigated Charm Builders Ltd., of Millersburg, Ohio, in March 2022 after it received a complaint and found workers were not using fall protection at heights, some as high as 28 feet, according to an OSHA news release.
The agency cited the contractor, which works on projects in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, for not using portable ladders safely, a lack of fall hazard training, and not ensuring workers used fall protection and safety glasses, OSHA said. In total, the agency cited Charm Builders Ltd. for six egregious-willful, five repeat, and one serious violation, proposed penalties of $1,090,231 and placed them on the Severe Violator list. Charm Builders Ltd. has been cited 11