How Do You Keep Everyone OSHA Compliant When You Can’t Watch Them?
Take the Option of OSHA Compliance Out of the Hands of Your Workers
Use Guardrails & All Workers Are Fully Covered
No Involvement or Training Needed by Individual Laborer
No Lines or Ropes for Tangles
No Memory Lapses or Improper Tying-off
Inspectors Prefer Guardrails
OSHA eTool Says: “In general, it is better to use fall prevention systems, such as guardrails, than fall protection systems, such as safety nets or fall arrest devices…”
- Clearly Seen From the Street
Unlimited Useful Lifetime—Require Almost No Maintenance
Help Adjust Your Workers Compensation Modifier
Stop Someone Before They Fall
No Lost Work due to Harness Injury
No Recovery Plan or Rescue Equipment Needed
Don’t Let Someone Take Their Life & Your Livelihood In Their Hands!
Fall Prevention is Worth the Extra Cost
What is the Benefit of not needing Individual Worker Participation?
- Do not need to train every employee (and record training)
- Avoids communication or language barriers
- Severely Limits Mental Lapses
- Puts OSHA Fall Compliance in Managements hands, not laborer’s
How Does preventing a fall before it happens save money?
- No Lost Work. The average worker’s compensation claim for a fall for Roofer’s and Framer’s is over $100,000 (more than twice that for all other occupations). What is it for an arrested fall??? (no stats available)
- No specialized Rescue Equipment or training needed.
- Better Fall Prevention leads to Lowers Worker’s Comp Modifier
JMA Roofing fined $70,000 ” man fell after he and a buddy went on the roof after their workday was over. His company had all the necessary safety equipment on the roof, Suleiman said, and added that he had gone home for the day and didn’t know the two were on the roof. He said he thinks the pair had been drinking or doing drugs.”
“Just as the aluminum pole pump jack scaffold system became the standard methods of access for siding crews, I believe within the coming years, the steep-roof guardrail system could become the fall protection system of choice for most residential roofing contractors. The time and cost of installation will eventually diminish, while the freedom of movement they afford the average residential roofer will create a more productive work environment, thus defraying the initial investment cost. Of course, the most important engineering feature of any guardrail system is the principle of fall prevention, rather than fall protection, keeping your crews safe in the future.”
“Dan Phillips, 57, runs a roofing company employing six people. One of his workers recently unlatched his safety rope momentarily, he said, while an inspector was watching down the street. ‘If you watch a construction site long enough, someone is going to do something stupid,’ Phillips said. The inspector counted three violations, resulting in $23,000 in fines. ‘That’s still the profits for five or six jobs,’ Phillips said. ‘ I had just paid thousands of dollars in safety equipment to comply with those rules.’ The fines stay on Phillips’ record for four years, and he has to notify OSHA every Monday where his crews will be.”