Navy Contractors Inc. faces $84,183 in penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing employees to fall hazards on a work site in Lakewood.
An OSHA inspector observed employees performing roofing activities without fall protections in January. The investigation conducted thereafter found that Navy Contractors failed to provide fall protection, ensure employees wore hardhats, train employees on ladder safety, and prevent the use of damaged ladders.
“Failure to comply with OSHA fall protection requirements jeopardizes the safety of workers,” said OSHA Marlton Area Director Paula Dixon-Roderick in a statement. “Fall hazards are well known, but they can be eliminated when workers are trained and protective equipment is used properly.”
The company has 15 days to comply, request an informal conference with Dixon-Roderick, or contest the findings before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
OSHA previously cited Navy Contractors for similar violations in 2018 in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Efforts to contact Navy Contractors were unsuccessful. The company does not have a website or a listed phone number.