The court ordered the owner to ensure that employees and contractors use required safety equipment and fall protection; conduct worksite safety analyses and meetings; employ a “competent person” to ensure work is performed to OSHA regulations; notify OSHA about each worksite and allow inspectors to enter these sites; provide financial documentation to enable the Department of Labor to determine the owner’s ability to pay the fines; submit certification of abatement of the previously cited hazards; and comply with OSHA standards.
The Regional Solicitor of Labor in Boston, Michael Fasten, referenced the contractor’s long history of failing to provide adequate safety, when he stated that “[w]hen necessary . . . the U.S. Department of Labor will pursue appropriate measures so that employers do not flout the law or gain an unfair advantage over law-abiding employers.”