Roofing is Dangerous
Safety is a system of preventive measures when performing work and repairs on rooftops because it is one of the most dangerous jobs in the construction industry.
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics roofing is ranked as the 5th most dangerous job in the nation. Which is why our safety program is important and follows all OSHA guidelines.
Fall protection safety is a top priority when working on tasks that require harnesses. Performing regular worksite and safety harness inspections helps prevent fatal falls and accidents. Site safety inspections ensure permits, installation, training, and overall equipment are in place.
Equipment is no substitute for common sense and good judgment. Even with all the right equipment in place, having roof smarts plays an even more vital attribute to safety. This is why "Toolbox Talks" are crucial. We always begin roof work with a toolbox talk to mitigate possible roofing risks. Inspect & identify possible hazards associated with work at the jobsite and resolve any safety issues that arise.
To better understand how dangerous roofing can be, here are a few statistics:
- For every 100,000 full-time roofers, about 24 were killed by falls
- For every 10,000 roofers, roughly 52 suffered non-fatal injuries
- Roofing employment is expected to grow more than 10% by 2022
- Physical demands of working in the roofing sector is contributing to the high turnover rate
- Fall protection is required whenever a roofer is 6 feet or more above a lower level
- Fall protection is required for certain areas and activities, such as ramps, runways, walkways, hoist areas, unprotected sites, and overhand bricklaying
Yes, we at Sun Coast Roofing & Solar take safety and training seriously, not only for our employees but for our customers too. This is one of the many reasons that we have had the opportunity to grow and also enjoy an exceptional workmans compensation modified rating.