Roofer fined $600K for failure to comply with safety agreement

A New Jersey roofing company that agreed to make safety improvements in a 2020 U.S. Department of Labor settlement has been quoted more than $600,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to do so, the agency said Tuesday. in a statement.

Lodi, New Jersey-based Janiec Roofing Inc. had been fined for nine safety violations related to fall protection and other safety issues during two inspections in 2019. The following year, the company entered into an agreement with the DOL to establish a comprehensive written safety statement. and health program, provide training to managers and employees and create daily safety checklists to identify and remove hazards, according to OSHA.

However, in a follow-up inspection in 2020, inspectors found workers on roofs without fall protection, unsafe use of ladders and a lack of head, eye and fall protection. An inspection in 2021 found that the roofing company was not in compliance with the DOL agreement, not alleviating violations and not submitting documentation to demonstrate compliance.

As a result, the roofing company will face $420,000 in new fines for intentional, repeated, and serious citations and $180,000 for non-compliance with the settlement agreement.

The company has 15 business days from the receipt of its citations to dispute the findings.

The owner of Janiec Roofing could not be reached for comment.

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