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

cited Latite Roofing and Sheet Metal LLC for three repeat safety and health violations. They

come in response to an inspection of a worksite in Colona, Plantation, FL in June of 2015. This

inspection was initiated when inspectors observed employees performing roofing work without

fall protection at three separate locations. The citations are for violations relating to adequate fall

protection, specifically when working on a roof and near an elevator. These violations carry

proposed penalties of $115,500.

“Latite has been cited numerous times by OSHA in the past five years for exposing workers to

fall hazards, yet we are still finding these violations at their work sites,” said Condell Eastmond,

OSHA’s area director in Fort Lauderdale. “Employers have a legal obligation to provide any

necessary equipment, such as a fall protection, to ensure their workers can perform their duties


Latite Roofing has been cited nine times in the past five years for similar occupational safety and

health violations. And as this most recent incident points out, it is imperative to correct hazards

uncovered in an investigation. OSHA can – and will – return to ensure that you have fixed your

hazards and have created a safe work environment. By not fixing these issues, you are only

exposing your company to greater risk. If you are having issues in finding workable solutions to

the hazards presented, you need to contact a qualified third party occupational safety and health

auditing firm to help create appropriate policies and procedures.

If you have any questions about this inspection or about how to properly fix policies and

procedures after an audit, please contact us. If you have anything to add about this inspection,

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