The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has

cited Don Bosco, LLC for nine safety and health violations, comprised of two willful and seven

serious safety and health violations. They come in response to an inspection of a worksite in

Batavia, Ill in August of 2015. This inspection was initiated after the company had previously

been cited for fall hazards at other locations. The citations are for violations relating to fall

hazards, stairway fall protection, personal protective equipment, and electrical shock hazards.

This was the second inspection which yielded findings within a month. These violations carry

proposed penalties of $162,000.

“Don Bosco continues to ignore OSHA standards and is failing to protect its employees on the

job,” said Jake Scott, OSHA’s area director in North Aurora. “OSHA will continue to monitor

this employer for compliance, and do everything in its power to keep workers safely out of life-

threatening working conditions.”

Fall hazards in the construction industry are a leading cause of death for employees nationwide.

Fatality rates have been rising for the last five years from falls in construction, and as such

OSHA has placed a strong emphasis on fall protection at construction sites. For this reason, and

for employee safety, it is important to ensure your fall protection policies and procedures are

updated and compliant; if not, you could subject yourself to hefty fines and your employees to

serious injury or death.

If you have any questions about this finding or about how to update your occupational safety and

health policies and procedures, please contact us. If you have anything to add about this

inspection, please leave a comment.