The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a fall protection OSHA citation to Aspen Contracting, for a serious violation on a Fountain, Colorado job site. The infraction was against 29CFR 1926.20(b)(2).
According to OSHA, Aspen Contracting Inc., as a controlling employer is failing to conduct frequent and regular inspections of its jobsites, materials, and equipment by a competent person where its subcontractors are performing work. The violation was observed on July 18, 2018 when a subcontractor (J Cuellar, LLC) were performing roof work without fall protection. Aspen Contracting failed to ensure that frequent and regular inspections took place at this jobsite.
The serious fall protection OSHA citation was accompanied by a fine of $12,195. Aspen Contracting has until January 10th 2019 to abate the violation. Abatement requires corrective action and documentation that frequent and regular inspections are being conducted by a competent person at job sites to ensure subcontracted employees are not exposed to hazardous conditions and fall hazards.