It’s kind of a cliche phrase that you might see in a warehouse, but safety is everyone’s business. A New Jersey contracting office found that out the hard way…to the tune of 70 grand.
That’s right, ,000 is the price that a New Jersey contracting company has to pay because of unsafe conditions. I understand that the price may look way too high (though is it really?) as you read this but the article goes into a bit more detail:
“The company faces a proposed $67,760 fine for five repeat violations, including an unsecured scaffold with cross braces missing and “failing to fully plank and provide guardrails or other means of fall protection.”
I think the key phrase in that is “five repeat violations”. I’m glad to see that the price is so high for people who refuse to keep their areas safe. In a field like construction, when scaffolding gets high, when roofs are being worked on, and when there is equipment such as nails, saws, and other sharp objects the safety of everyone working is paramount.
as OSHA puts it: “falls are a leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry.”
Everybody (please!) build safe out there!