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South Jersey OSHA Instructor Guilty of Selling Fake OSHA 30 Certifications

9/11/2014 | Construction Blog

The Philadelphia Business Journal is reporting that New Jersey Federal Judge Joseph Rodriguez recently accepted a guilty plea from an OSHA instructor who admits to selling fake OSHA 30 Hour Certification Cards.

Federal prosecutors brought the charges after reviewing documents and taking statements from various witnesses that Frederick Prinz of Marmora, New Jersey was issuing OSHA 30 cards for prices ranging from $150-$250 a card. The payments were made by carpenters to obtain the card without completing the necessary training. Prosecutors estimate that more than 100 false certifications were issued.

Mr. Prinz is set to be sentenced in December. There is no indication as to whether or how the purchasers of the false certifications will be addressed.