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Safety Tips by Cotney

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 ...


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 ...


Cotney Workplace Stress

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 ...


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. ...


Cotney Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Safety

By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Contractors must be cognizant of the carbon monoxide risks that can come with a residential reroofing project The kind of story no roofer wants to hear is like the one about the woman in Oklahoma whose house filled with toxic carbon monoxide following roof ...


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Four Entry Points for Hazardous Chemicals

By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Construction site employees need to understand the chemicals they may encounter at the worksite and the amount of exposure they might encounter. There are chemicals present at virtually every worksite. Many of those chemicals are hazardous to humans, depending on the exposure. Know the potential ...


Cotney Complacency on the Job Site

Battling Complacency on the Job Site

By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Complacency affects more than the individual worker. It affects your organization. Complacency on the job site has consequences. What is complacency? According to dictionary.com, it is a feeling of “quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect or the like.” ...


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OSHA Offers Workers’ Rights Cards in Spanish

By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. Hispanic construction workers are hard to reach with information about worker rights and safety due to a language barrier. Latinos are the fastest-growing population in the construction industry but sometimes do not understand their rights on the job or how to protect themselves against injuries. The ...


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