Upcoming Webinar: Fall Prevention & Protection in the Roofing Industry
Fall Prevention & Protection in the Roofing Industry
Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern
Introduction by: Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction
Thomas Shanahan, CAE, VP Enterprise Risk Management and Executive Education, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
Harry Dietz, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, NRCA
Rich Trewyn, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, NRCA
Falls are the leading cause of death in construction, but roofers are at an even greater risk of falling than those in other trades. In 2017, roofers experienced 35.9 deaths per 100,000 FTEs, more than 10 times the rate of all construction occupations combined. The OSHA-NIOSH-CPWR National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls and the National Roofing Contractors Association are working to improve these numbers by increasing employer and worker awareness and understanding of fall hazards and how to address them. The Safety Stand-Down has been postponed until later in the summer due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we should stop focusing on falls. This hour-long webinar provides the perfect opportunity to learn from experts virtually about some of the specific considerations roofing contractors and workers need to take into account when planning, training, and executing fall prevention measures, as well as what to do in the event that a fall does occur on your jobsite.