Category Archives: Roofing

Hire more Inspectors

Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels. In a letter sent on Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro … Continue reading

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#standdown4safety

Falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers. Continue reading

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National Ladder Safety Month

The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has dedicated March 2017 to ladder safety awareness. The month will be a one-stop shop for safe ladder use for working professionals and homeowners. The presenting sponsor, ALI, encourages both individuals and companies to support … Continue reading

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FINAL RULE PERSONAL FALL Protection

FINAL RULE ESTABLISHES PERSONAL FALL Protection Systems Requirements OSHA has issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective … Continue reading

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What is wrong with these Harness?

Ok, while working in Nashville, TN I couldn’t help but notice some roofers working up on the roof. And what to my wondering eyes would I see? Men with their harness on, but were they donned properly? You be the … Continue reading

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OSHA offers new resources on preventing roof falls

Two new publications from OSHA are aimed at helping construction workers avoid falls from roofs. Protecting Roofing Workers http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3755.pdf Fall Protection for Construction http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3146.pdf

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