Batten down the hatches is what sailors at sea used to say when a big storm was approaching. It was a warning call that trouble was brewing—and that preparations should be taken to minimize potential damage by making the ship as watertight as possible.
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.
CentiMark is proud to announce Don Lyter’s promotion as Global Accounts Service Director. In his new role, Don will be responsible for both examining CentiMark’s current service offerings as well as developing several new service initiatives. Don brings over 25 years of roofing and flooring experience to his new position and has vast experience in operations, sales and customer service.
After the difficult winter weather across the country, everyone is ready for spring! Snow, ice, hail, winds, rain and severe temperature changes can damage roof membranes, gutters, flashings and accessories.
One important task to prepare for spring is to schedule your roofing projects now.
Springtime for property managers and owners creates a sense of urgency around roof inspections and maintenance work after difficult winter weather across the country. Following the snow, sleet, ice, winds and temperature fluctuations (freeze/thaw), comes the rain, sleet, hail and wind of spring weather. These weather related issues can not only lead to roof leaks, but to other problems that may compromise or cause failure to your roof system. Additionally, your roof needs to be inspected and maintained to meet the requirements of a roof warranty.
CentiMark’s Chrissy Rose is a busy Office Manager in the Indianapolis, IN office, a wife to Jason, and mom to Carson and his sister Kylee. She’s also an active volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation, chairing her local Arthritis Walk, as well as sitting on several national committees. Chrissy’s seven year old son Carson has arthritis.
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.
Are there cracks, pot holes or areas that are heaving in your sidewalk, parking lot or parking deck? Have your surfaces sustained any damage from the weather or have areas showing signs of wear and tear? Maintaining your exterior surfaces will allow your building to make the best first impression.
As we change seasons, it is important to understand the impact that weather has on your building’s roof.
In the fall, your roof can get covered in leaves. Once the leaves fall, it is important that gutters and downspouts are free of debris and flowing properly. Additionally, if your area endured any significant storms, and you didn’t have your roof inspected after the storms, now is a good time. The inspection will identify damage and needed repairs, allowing you to get them fixed before winter.
Puerto Rico was hit hard in 2017 from multiple hurricanes (Irma and Maria). Unfortunately, the Ardent Mills facility in Puerto Rico sustained damage to the roof, including the grain and flour silos. Because of the sensitive nature of food processing, it was imperative they find a quick solution that would not contaminate any product. Ardent Mills turned to their national roofing partner, CentiMark.
❄️Winter is here. With that comes heavy snow and ice that can cause problems on your roof. Learn what you can do to prevent them by reading our snow removal infographic.