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Safety checklist part two

Safety Checklist for Roofing Work - Part Two

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. Guardrails, warning lines, and penetration openings. In the first part of our safety checklist for roofing work, we reviewed some OSHA safety standards for working on roofs. We covered basic roofing safety training requirements and OSHA requirements for fall protection equipment. Guardrails are ...


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Safety Checklist for Roofing Work - Part One

By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. When working on roofs, safety continues to be an ongoing issue that causes avoidable deaths. In the construction industry, heights are the leading cause of severe injury and death, and of the deaths, falls from rooftops constitute at least a third. Roofers ...


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Ladder Safety is a Year-round Topic

By Karen L. Edwards, RCS COO. While we promote Ladder Safety awareness each March, we need to not forget about it the rest of the year. Falls from ladders are a leading cause of injury in the United States. The American Ladder Institute (ALI) reports that “work-related ladder falls result in ...


Cotney Avoiding Skin Cancer

Avoiding Skin Cancer Caused by Sun Exposure

By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Tips for roofers to avoid skin cancer and warning signs to look for. Roofers are as likely as anyone on earth to develop skin cancer due to sun exposure. While light sun exposure can help us absorb essential vitamin D, many of the sun’s effects ...


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Two Types of Workplace Stress

By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Stress can be a great motivator on a job site. Sometimes it is positive stress and sometimes it is negative stress. How employees feel at work affects their performance and ability to work safely. The level of stress they experience on the job significantly ...


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Recordable Injuries: Why Employees Should Care

By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Why reporting an injury is crucial to the wellbeing of your business and how to avoid recordable injuries by taking action quickly. While some work-related injuries may seem pretty insignificant, all work injuries should be reported, no matter how small. Recording them protects you ...


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How do you Rank on This Safety Scorecard?

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Use this quiz to learn how to start, improve and transform your safety program for the better. Safety is obviously a top priority within the roofing industry, but it’s not always easy to know if your safety program has areas where it can ...


Cotney Do it the Right Way Safety

Do it the Right Way, Not the Easy Way

By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Keep your employees safe by going the extra mile to make sure things are done correctly. Roofing contractors should take care to do business the right way, not the easy way. Doing so will keep your workers safe from injuries on the job. ...


Harness OSHA COVID Emergency Standard

Harness Adds Features to Ease Compliance With OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Standard

The new features to its safety app come as a welcome relief to contractors who are frustrated by the burden of compliance. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. The ETS establishes ...


RCS Safety in Winter

Prepare to Be Safe This Winter

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. OSHA has released winter weather guidelines so you can best prepare to be cold weather ready. With winter weather comes slippery surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. During this time employers need to pay extra attention to preventing illness, injury or fatalities and work ...


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