As a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor serving the states of CT, RI, and NH, we take roofing safety very seriously. Unfortunately, not all roofing contractors follow proper safety protocols, which can put workers and homeowners at unnecessary risk. This blog will discuss some of the common hazards and how to avoid them, highlighting important safety measures all roofing contractors should follow.
Utilize Fall Protection
Falls from heights are one of the most significant hazards in the roofing industry. This is why our installers are required to be “harnessed off” at all times when working at heights. Additionally, we use planks to provide fall protection when working on steep roofs. We also ensure that our workers receive proper OSHA training to prepare them for working at heights safely.
Hold a Daily Safety Meeting
One of the most effective ways to prevent accidents on the job site is to hold a safety meeting at the beginning of every day. These “toolbox talks” are an opportunity to discuss potential hazards and review safety protocols. This ensures that all workers know the potential hazards and are prepared to handle them safely.
Assign a Safety Monitor
A safety monitor should be assigned to every job site, especially commercial projects. This individual is responsible for ensuring everyone on the job site complies with safety protocols. They are present on the job site while work is being performed and ensure that workers wear proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and that all equipment is being used correctly. In commercial building projects, this is especially important, as there are often more workers and more hazards present.
Provide Training in Advance
In addition to falls from heights, there are other hazards that roofing workers face on a regular basis. For example, workers may be exposed to hazardous materials such as asbestos or lead if they are working in an older building. To prevent exposure to these materials, our workers are trained to identify hazardous materials and follow proper protocols for safely handling and disposing of them.
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