OSHA Cites Florida Contractor Who Exposed Workers to 200-foot Falls and Silica Dust

Words: Dan KamysOSHA cited Maxim Construction Group Corp. for 17 serious safety and health violations after an OSHA investigation found the company exposed workers to falls of more than 200 feet while restoring the concrete finish on high-rise apartment buildings. The fall hazards were due to scaffolding that was improperly assembled and secured to the building. Proposed penalties total $119,000. The company also failed to develop a written respiratory protection program for workers exposed to silica while restoring concrete, and failed to implement a hearing conservation program for workers exposed to dangerous noise levels. For more information, read the news brief.
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