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June 28, 2011
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OSHA recently cited T. Scott Dillman Enterprises Inc. of Urbana., Ill., a residential construction company, for four safety violations involving failure to provide adequate fall protection and training for employees working on scaffolds and residential roofing projects at a job site in Champaign. OSHA has proposed $70,070 in penalties following an October 2010 inspection.

T. Scott Dillman Enterprises was issued one willful citation for failing to provide fall protection for employees working on a scaffold. 

The company was issued one repeat citation for failing to train employees on the safe use of scaffolding. T. Scott Dillman Enterprises previously was cited for failing to provide fall protection and training for workers in July 2008 and July 2010. 

Additionally, the company received two serious citations for allowing employees to work on a residential roof without adequate fall protection and failing to train employees in fall protection requirements. 

OSHA standards require that an effective form of fall protection, such as guardrails, safety nets or personal fall arrest systems, be in use when workers perform residential construction activities 6 feet or more above the next lower level. Detailed information on fall protection hazards and safeguards is available online at www.osha.gov . Detailed information on scaffold hazards and safe work practices, including an interactive e-Tool, is also available online at www.osha.gov.

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