A comprehensive safety program is vital to ensure workers stay safe, prevent falls, minimize injuries such as cuts and abrasions, and reduce fall hazards. CentiMark roofing crews follow written safety policies and procedures. After orientation for new associates, crews have weekly, monthly and quarterly safety meetings. For metal roofing jobs, safety is evaluated. Throughout the roofing project there are unannounced safety, quality and production inspections performed by CentiMark safety professionals as well as team members from CentiMark management.
With ladder safety procedures in place, safety liability for personnel and building owner liability can be reduced. The installation and stability of fixed ladders decreases the risks associated with mobile ladders.
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) provides fixed ladder safety guidelines for building owners, tenants, employees, vendors, building envelope contractors and roofers. Cages are no longer considered an acceptable form of fall protection per OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces Standard (OSHA 1910) that was revised January 17th 2017. As with most major standard revisions, these changes are introduced in phases.
Are you looking for a worry-free experience with your roofing project? If the answer is yes, then contractor selection is critical. How your roofing contractor handles safety both on and off the job site will determine your peace of mind with your repair or re-roof.
Managing the effects of heat stress for a roofing workforce is vital to the safety and well-being of the crews. Heat is an inherent hazard when working outdoors, especially working on building roofs. On average, the temperature on the roof is typically 30 degrees higher than ground temperature. Every organization should have a proper Heat Program in place.
A comprehensive training schedule is a key element to any safety program, regardless of the amount of people employed or the industry served. Everyday tendencies such as looking both ways before you cross the street or not touching a hot stove are things that we do not even need to think about because they are so ingrained in us throughout our life’s “training”.
An Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a factor developed by measuring the difference between an insured’s (CentiMark) actual past experience and the expected or actual experience of the class (Roofing 5551). It is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk.
Falls are one of the greatest hazards on construction sites. In the roofing industry, roof falls are frequently the number one hazard and the incident that results in the most catastrophic injuries. Recognizing these fall hazards is crucial in the protection of workers. The first step in recognizing these potential hazards is proper training. Educating workers on what fall hazards are and ways to prevent them is key to preventing incidents.
Safe driving should be top of mind while out on the road. Many drivers are distracted which means you need to be more vigilant and aware. Safety is a top priority here at CentiMark and we want our associates to be safe driving to the office, job site, and on their way home after the workday has ended. The following is a short list of things that drivers can be aware of and take action on to encourage a safe driving experience.
The Western Group had a very SAFE 2018. Nine of the 18 Western offices were injury free in 2018. The Western Group Incidence Rate in 2018 was 1.54 and they had the most man hours worked in the company. In 2016, the Western Group’s Incidence Rate was 1.53 - their lowest Incidence Rate in Western Group history.