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BUILD A CULTURE OF SAFETY
As OSHA regulations become more restrictive and violation fines increase, non-compliance can not only cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars in compliance fines, lost business through your EMR score but most importantly, it can also cost someone their life.
Develop a comprehensive plan with the corresponding OSHA standards to the type of roof construction you are providing.
Provide the proper protective safety equipment for your crews.
Train employees to understand safe practices, proper use of safety equipment and create a company culture or safety hazard awareness.
Tips for Making Rooftop Safety Your #1 Priority
The time to create a safety culture in your business is before you hire your first employee, quote your first project, or visit your first job site. The successful contractor focuses on the safety and well-being of his employees and the customers they serve.
Establishing safety compliance training for hazard awareness and implementing company protocols with mandatory guidelines can prevent or reduce employee accidents.
Falls are the #1 cause of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Looking to reduce your EMR rating? On-the job safety is a crucial step in the process. Learn about Arbill’s safety training courses to support your roofing safety culture.
Employers must provide training for their employees to recognize hazards to prevent falls. These efforts will also prevent injuries and potential OSHA violation fines.
Preventing loss time incidents starts with ensuring your employees are aware of the risks, hazards and corrective measures associated in the roofing construction industry.
Contact our EH&S team to schedule the appropriate instructor-led or online training classes including:
Arbill’s EHS Managed Services provides more than 60 OSHA compliance and safety training programs as well as site assessments, audits, staff augmentations, industrial hygiene services and more.
Heat stress is a real issue in the roofing industry, especially in the summer months when inspections and reroofing projects take place.
Here are some tips to keep you cooler as the weather heats up:
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In the event of a fall - self-retracting lifelines – can vary in length and will only activate during a fall and use an internal braking mechanism designed to stop you mid-fall.
Lanyards generally have a set length of 6’ and unlike a SRL will allow a worker to ‘fall’ for the length of the lanyard until there is no slack left.
Calculate Total Fall Distance
Properly calculating your Total Fall Distance (TFD) (aka Swing Fall Distance) goes hand in hand with the right fall protection.
Calculating your TFD will differ based on whether you are using a shock-absorbing lanyard or a retractable lifeline. OSHA offers guidance on what variables should be considered when calculating the total fall clearance distance at OSHA.gov.
Illustration courtesy of 3M.
Properly Fit & Wear a Harness
Fitting a full body harness with D-rings? According to OSHA, it is important to follow these simple steps:
1. Inspect for damage or wear.
2. Position back D-Ring between shoulder blades.
3. Buckle up legs.
4. Buckle up front.
5. Adjust so the harness fits snuggly and D-Ring remains in the correct position.
Illustrations & instructions by OSHA.
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