As a safety pro, you’ve probably heard this claim: Once you get on OSHA’s inspection list, it’s tough to get off of it. A Midwest company can attest to that.
Certified Painting Co., Inc., of Alsip, IL, faces $225,000 in fines for 17 alleged violations — eight willful and nine serious.
That’s bad enough. But this is the 16th time the company has been inspected by OSHA since 1976. It’s been cited for more than 100 safety and health violations.
In the latest case, Certified has cited for failure to:
- have proper carbon monoxide monitoring devices
- provide and ensure workers were using personal protective equipment
- provide required hygiene facilities
- ensure workers conducted required hygiene practices after possible exposure to lead or other hazardous materials
- provide U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets and have a lifesaving skiff immediately available at locations where employees were working over or adjacent to water
- provide proper fall protection for employees working on scaffolding
- maintain a safety and health program
- provide a required training program before employee exposure to lead, and
- conduct regular inspections of the job site by a competent person.
You can read more about OSHA’s citations against Certified here.