Beyond a desire to protect the people you work with, reducing illness and injuries also protects the business. Good safety practices can reduce or eliminate direct compensation costs and indirect costs of lost productivity. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), safety signs are generally categorized into three types—danger signs, warning signs, and caution signs. When working on rooftops, roofers will usually encounter the following examples of roof safety signs and what they should do:
When there is a roof safety danger sign, there are immediate hazardous conditions that will lead to serious injury and death if not avoided. Upon seeing this sign before any roofing work, avoid it at all costs.
When there is a roof safety warning sign, there are existing life-threatening hazards that can lead to serious injury or death. Accessing roofs by permit means that only authorized personnel or trained employees can be on them. Warning signs represent a hazard level between danger and caution, needing specific precautionary measures to be taken.
When there is a roof safety caution sign, there are minor hazard situations where a non-immediate or potential hazard or unsafe practice presents a lesser threat of employee injury. Roofers should be mindful of caution signs and apply necessary control measures in any roofing work.
Signage should be visible in your work area
People around the work area should always be made aware of roofing work in the vicinity by using visible warning signs to prevent injury or accidents with staff working on-site or from falling debris.
Post Construction Cleaning Checklist
A post-construction cleaning checklist is a tool used to ensure that all areas of the building or any construction site are properly cleaned, safe, and ready for use. Also, it helps streamline the process of post-construction cleaning to be done in a timely manner and follow the minimum health and safety standards. Post-construction cleaning checklist is used to make sure all areas are thoroughly cleaned and free from trash, debris, and dust. Additionally, waste materials must be disposed of properly and trip hazards eliminated.
Construction supervisors, workers, and project managers are responsible for following the post-construction cleaning checklist including:
- List all required cleaning tools, equipment, and supplies.
- Check the quality of the equipment before starting the job
- Mark the areas with appropriate signage to prevent injuries
- Keep construction site clean and organized to limit known hazards
- Annotate images before job and after cleaning
- Keep accurate records of all injuries
- Ensure all injuries receive medical care no matter how small. Workman’s Compensation requires a medical report.
Roofing Safety protects employees and homeowners. Be aware of the Danger Signs and respond appropriately to stay safe.
Family-owned and operated, Deegan Roofing Company has been installing and servicing residential and commercial roofing customers in the New Jersey area for over 30 years. If you are concerned about your roof surviving the upcoming winter weather or are currently experiencing roofing problems, it’s never too late to contact Deegan Roofing to get your roof inspected before winter. Website https://www.deeganroofing.com/ Address: 345 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 Hours: Open 8:30 AM ⋅ Closes 5:30 PM
Phone: (908) 322-6405