The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 887 workers died from falls from roofs in 2017 — the highest number since the agency started tracking job-related fatalities nearly three decades ago. Those incidents accounted for more than 17% of all job-related fatalities that year, also a record.
To bring a sense of urgency to this issue, we’ve prepared the following collection of commonly asked questions and answers that get to the heart of why it’s so essential that the industry gets better at protecting rooftop workers. We’ll also look at the codes that are already in place which aim to eliminate hazards, and how to reduce risk on the rooftop by assessment and installation of safety systems.
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