All Area Follows OSHA Roofing Safety Regulations

By phogan • May 2nd, 2011

One hundred years ago, 146 people perished in the fire at the Triangle Shritwaist garment factory because of overcrowded conditions, absence of fire alarms, inadequate fire escapes, and locked escape doors. The event is widely regarded as a majo

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r catalyst for workers rights groups fighting for safe labor conditions that eventually culminated in the establishment of Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA). Its mission is to make sure all United States Workers can go to work without fearing for their health, safety, or lives.

It has now been 40 years since OSHA opened their doors. Democrats and Republicans can both celebrate the successes of the program since it was passed by a Democratic congress and signed into law by a casino spiele online Republican President. Since opening it doors in 1971, OSHA has fostered a decrease in workplace fatalities and injuries have dropped 65% over the past 40 years.

In 1983, 10,000 health care workers contracted Hepatitis B, largely due to the accidental contact with needles used on patients. As OSHA began to investigate the situation and eventually released guidelines and regulations, instances dropped to fewer than 400 by 2000. Countless stories such as this one are a testament to our countries commitment to safe workers.

OSHA regulations play a large part in making the roofing industry a safe place to work despite the inherent risks involved. All Area Roofing and Weatherproofing is proud to uphold all of the regulations provided for the safety of our employees and efficiency of the construction sites and residential homes in Florida.

Some of the regulations meant to provide a safe environment for roofing projects include:

  • Requirement of roof strength testing to insure it can support construction workers safely
  • Roofs higher than six feet must either have a guardrail or employ one or more of the following: safety nets, fall arrest systems, or toe boards.
  • Protection from holes on roofs over six feet.
  • Elimination of impalement hazards below the edges of roofs under construction.
  • Monitoring for inclement weather during the entire construction process

Following all the rules and regulations is always a challenge for small business. Here is an excerpt from the budget hearings for the Small Business Administration and what they are doing for us to help everyone utilize the OSHA requirements.

 

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