AnIntroductionToCentiMark-Centimark_Profile_FINAL.mp4.00_00_58_02.Still00_20190509-123513_1 Training for an Effective Roofing Safety Program

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”.

The purpose of a comprehensive training program for roofing is to make the specific hazards of our scope of work so familiar that our associates automatically recognize them. A good training program may need to be frequently adjusted in order to continually serve its audience.

There are two key elements to a good safety training program

About National Safety Stand Down 2019

The National Safety Stand Down is organized by the Department of Labor to prevent falls in construction and accidents. ​Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366 of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in 2017 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Blog contributed by Michael Litzenburger, CentiMark Corporate Safety Manager, Canonsburg, PA, May 2019