Roofing company cited for multiple safety violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Ziggy's Roofing Inc., Norridge, Ill., after inspectors observed employees working on residential roofing projects without fall protection at two job sites within a month, according to www.osha.gov. On Jan. 29, OSHA issued three repeated citations, one willful citation and one serious safety citation to Ziggy's Roofing with proposed penalties totaling $115,500.

OSHA has inspected Ziggy's Roofing four times since 2003 for exposing workers to fall hazards on Chicago-area construction sites.

On July 29, 2015, an OSHA inspector observed four employees conducting residential roofing work in Chicago without fall protection, such as guardrails, safety nets or personal fall-prevention devices, putting the workers at risk of falls from a height of more than 14 feet. Employees on the ground also were working without head protection and using nail guns without eye protection.