Michigan OSHA issued five citations and $77,600 in penalties to Woods Carpentry, Inc., for exposing workers to fall hazards. Inspectors concluded that the company failed to train workers, and provide adequate fall protection for workers installing guardrails on balconies. The company was previously cited for these violations in 2014 and 2016.
“An inspection at the site noted above has revealed conditions we believe do not comply with the provisions of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, Act 154, of the P.A. of 1974, as amended (MIOSH Act). The nature of such alleged violation(s) is described on the citation(s) with reference to the applicable standards, rules, regulations, orders and provisions of the Act. Following is a list of items the employer must consider carefully, to resolve the issues alleged in the citation(s).”
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