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Statistics. Construction 10.8 Injuries per 100,000 workersRoofing33.9 Injuries per 100,000 workers. Statistics Continued. Fatal falls from roofs increased160 in 2005 to 184 in 200615% RiseOverall Subcontractor Fatalities rose 6g7 fatalities in 2005 to 721 in 2006due primarily to higher numbers of fatal work injuries specifically finishing contractors and roofing contractors .

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1. Pitched Roofs

2. Statistics Construction 10.8 Injuries per 100,000 workers Roofing 33.9 Injuries per 100,000 workers

3. Statistics Continued Fatal falls from roofs increased 160 in 2005 to 184 in 2006 15% Rise Overall Subcontractor Fatalities rose 6% 677 fatalities in 2005 to 721 in 2006 due primarily to higher numbers of fatal work injuries specifically finishing contractors and roofing contractors

4. Major Causes of Roofing Accidents Pitch of the Roof Moisture Footwear & Tripping Hazards

5. Pitch of the Roof Pitch slope and inclination angle of a roof The steeper the pitch, the more difficult to maintain your footing

6. Moisture Natural Elements may cause slippery conditions on the Roof, such as: Rain Snow Frost

7. Footwear The traction of shoes/boots varies Always wear good traction shoes/boots Good Housekeeping Keep Roof Clean Avoid Letting Objects Fall From Roof

8. Tripping Hazards Keep Roof Clean with: Broom Leaf Blower Tripping Occurs from: Tools Electric Cords Equipment Leaves Debris Trash Sawdust

9. Considerations for Roof Work Risk Assessment Fall Protection Plan Training Systems

10. Risk Assessment Assign a competent person to inspect before work begins to identify fall hazards and determine the appropriate fall prevention systems Conduct scheduled and unscheduled inspections to ensure that the fall prevention system selected is used and maintained correctly and provides adequate protection against falls

11. Plan to Protect Workers Provide printed documents showing the exact location of all skylights Install permanent, suitable anchorage points and clearly mark their locations Install permanent railings around skylights or protective screens over individual skylights Post warning signs on skylights and at entries (doors, stairs, ladders, or roof hatches) to areas containing skylights.

12. Training Workers need Knowledge Skills Experience Training Enable each worker to recognize fall hazards Understand procedures to follow for minimizing these hazards Training provided by a person qualified through education and experience

13. Training Should Include Identification and description of fall hazards in the work area Correct procedures for erecting, inspecting, maintaining, using, and disassembling fall prevention systems Defined roles for workers in fall prevention plans Applicable OSHA regulations including, for example, requirements for standard guardrails, covers or screens to prevent falls

14. Fall Protection Systems Required if a worker may fall from an elevated position There are a number of ways to protect workers from falls guardrail systems safety net systems personal fall protection systems (if height is greater than 6’) fall arrest systems positioning systems travel restraint systems warning lines

15. Personal Fall Protection Systems Anchor Fall Protection Bucket Roofing Kit with: Anchor Lanyard Harness Roof Bracket

16. Other Forms of Protection The Following Should be Provided: Warning Lines Designated Areas Control Zones Limiting Number of Workers Safe Work Methods and Procedures 

17. Safe Roofing Practices Keep your center of gravity low and over your feet Keep your knees bent and be aware of your surroundings Don’t carry too much or have your hands too full Don’t let things drop or roll off the roof Go up and down ladders facing the ladder

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