Roofing Safety

Winter Safety Tips for Roofing Contractors

Posted by on December 19, 2016 in Blog, Education, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on Winter Safety Tips for Roofing Contractors

Winter Safety Tips for Roofing Contractors

It’s December and for those of us in cold climates, it is time to be thinking again about winter safety. Here are some things to keep in mind.   Winter Fall Safety Falls are always a concern for roofers, but when you add ice and snow to the mix, your crew must be prepared. In addition to all of your normal fall prevention procedures, make...

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Walkway Pads: Protection for Your Roofing Investment

Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Blog, Education, Roofing Maintenance, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on Walkway Pads: Protection for Your Roofing Investment

Walkway Pads: Protection for Your Roofing Investment

It is sometimes assumed that since workers aren’t on a roof every day that worrying about how your roof handles foot traffic is not important. However, today more than ever, roofs are experiencing more foot traffic than you may realize. The typical building rooftop is becoming a crowded place. Technology such as Wi-Fi antennas, satellite and...

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Preparing for Tropical Storms

Posted by on November 14, 2016 in Blog, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on Preparing for Tropical Storms

Preparing for Tropical Storms

Just because it is November does not mean you no longer have to worry about hurricanes. As Yogi Berra said, “It ain't over till it's over.” In fact, the official Atlantic hurricane season lasts until November 30. The month of November has had some significant hurricanes including the Cuba hurricane in 1932, a Category 5; Hurricane Lenny in...

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Fall Protection

Posted by on September 30, 2016 in Blog, Education, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on Fall Protection

Fall Protection

In April 2016, a 24-year old roofing worker died on the job due to the failure of his employer to have adequate fall protection and training, according to federal investigators. Unfortunately, he was not alone. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fatal work injury rate...

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Protecting Your Crew from the Heat This Summer

Posted by on June 20, 2016 in Blog, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on Protecting Your Crew from the Heat This Summer

Protecting Your Crew from the Heat This Summer

Summer is upon us! This is great news for those of us living in colder regions of the country. But wherever you live one thing is true—summer means hotter days.   Professional roofing contractors are familiar with dealing with the heat, but it’s easy to lose track of rest, hydration and other keys to preventing heat-related injuries while...

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May 2-6: “National Safety Stand-Down Week” to prevent falls in construction

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Blog, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on May 2-6: “National Safety Stand-Down Week” to prevent falls in construction

May 2-6: “National Safety Stand-Down Week” to prevent falls in construction

Every year, more than 20 percent of all workplace deaths are in the construction industry, and of those, nearly 40 percent are due to falls. The number one most frequently cited OSHA violation deals with construction fall protection. In efforts to break the cycle, OSHA created National Safety Stand-Down Week to help spread awareness about the...

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Stay dry this spring, with preventative roofing maintenance

Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Blog, Education, Industry Trends, Roofing Maintenance, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on Stay dry this spring, with preventative roofing maintenance

Stay dry this spring, with preventative roofing maintenance

Spring is near, and with the warmer weather also comes higher amounts of rainfalls and storms. Before the rainy season sets in, you will want your roof in top condition and ready for whatever weather you might face.   One of the best times to perform a roofing inspection is after the worst of winter is over. It is a safer time to get out on...

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Important tips to stay safe while working on the roof this winter

Posted by on February 18, 2016 in Blog, Roofing Maintenance, Roofing Safety | Comments Off on Important tips to stay safe while working on the roof this winter

Important tips to stay safe while working on the roof this winter

Winter weather often brings a different set of challenges for roofing contractors, or any occupation that requires time outside. Whether it’s a blizzard, ice or even strong winds, sometimes the unexpected can present challenges for working on the roof. Safety should always be top of mind, so our team has compiled their top tips for staying safe...

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Protect yourself from summer heat

Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Blog, Education, Roofing Safety | 0 comments

Protect yourself from summer heat

Summer temperatures are quickly drifting north of what most of us consider comfortable working conditions. And while all of us would rather enjoy summer at the beach (or just in the air conditioning), it’s also the busiest season for construction.  This means long days on the jobsite – and for roofing crews, little relief from the sun (or the...

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Proper training and education are essential to prevent roofing accidents

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Blog, Building Codes, Roofing Safety | 0 comments

Proper training and education are essential to prevent roofing accidents

Currently, accidental falls are the leading cause of death and serious injury for roofing workers. Many accidents can be prevented with the use of proper safety measures and training.   During a two-year period, California’s OSHA conducted investigations  into 126 accidents from roofing operations and found that three out of every four...

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