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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Health Act of 1970 assures safe and healthful working condition for working men and women. Let us have a look at OSHA commercial roofing guidelines. For more, visit – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Osha Roof Safety Guidelines


1
Osha Roof Safety Guidelines
2
Overview
  • Falls are one of the prime causes of death in the
    construction industry accounting for 3,500
    fatalities between 2003 and 2013.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    (OSHA) Health Act of 1970 assures safe and
    healthful working condition for working men and
    women. Let us have a look at OSHA commercial
    roofing guidelines.

3
Personal Fall Arrest System
  • Employers must provide fall protection when
    workers are exposed to a fall of 6 feet
  • Personal fall arrest system is one form of fall
    protection
  • A PFAS consists of a harness, anchor, lifeline,
    and lanyard
  • It must be used properly for effective results

4
Rescue of workers
  • In the event of a fall, employers need a plan for
    rescuing workers
  • If fallen worker is not rescued quickly, it can
    lead to a medical emergency
  • Employers need to ensure that workers and
    supervisors are trained
  • Rescues must be done properly

5
Fall restraint system
  • Employers can use a fall restraint system to
    protect workers from fall hazards
  • A fall restraint system prevents workers from
    reaching the edge of the working area
  • As per OSHA guidelines for osha roof safety, fall
    restraint systems should have a capacity to
    withstand 3,000 pounds
  • Workers must be trained to determine the right
    lanyard length

6
Guardrail System
  • Protect workers from fall hazards
  • It should be 39 to 45 inches above working
    surface
  • Mid rails must be installed midway between top
    edge of guardrail system and working surface
  • Should be able to withstand a 200-pound force,
    outward or downward

7
Warning line system
  • Should consist of ropes, wires, chains and
    supporting stanchions
  • Should be erected not less than 6 feet
  • Be flagged a minimum of every 6 feet with high
    visibility material
  • Be no less than 34 inches
  • Be capable of resisting a force of at least 16
    pounds

8
Ladders
  • Ladders should be inspected by a competent person
  • Foot on ladders should be secured
  • Ladder must be used only on stable and level
    surface
  • Areas on top and bottom of the ladder should be
    kept clear

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