Safety and injury prevention are the responsibility of every roofing contractor. Prior to the start of any roofing project, safety plans should be reviewed with both the customer and crews. A goal for every roofing crewmember is to return home safely to their families every evening.
More than 60 years ago, the people of Pittsburgh’s South Hills accomplished something remarkable. They had the vision and tenacity to band together and create a hospital of their own. It was a grassroots effort that resulted in the opening of St. Clair Hospital.
Spring is here and that means spring cleaning. Don’t forget your floors.
The winter weather tracks in salt, moisture, dirt and debris into your facility. This can all be very damaging to your concrete or hard surface floors. It is important that you clean and maintain your floors to improve their durability, enhance non-slip characteristics, ensure optimal performance and keep them looking great. To determine what repairs or maintenance is needed, have a thorough floor evaluation conducted.
An excellent safety record helps ensure that the likelihood of an injury on the roof is greatly reduced. That means the contractor typically does not pay expensive insurance claims or partake in unwanted litigation. Ultimately, this saves money for customers.
Roof coatings are one of the keys to help extend the life of any roof system. A building may need a new roof; but, coatings may be a viable option to extend the roof for five to ten years, along with the addition of a roof warranty for those years.
Warning lines are one of the oldest forms of fall protection mandated by OSHA for low slope roof projects. The basics of the system are that the lines must be made of rope, wire or chain. The flags must be visible, present every six (6) feet, 34 to 39-inches from roof level and erected at a minimum of six (6) feet from the fall hazard.
Fall protection is a major safety focus and concern for CentiMark on all roofing projects. The first step in preventing roof falls is to inspect and identify the potential hazards on every job. Personal fall protection can be placed into two different categories: fall arrest and fall restraint. Any personal fall arrest or restraint system is only as good as the equipment and the properly trained user.
Skylights are an often overlooked hazard on roofs. Many times roofers, building maintenance personnel and others who access the roof only relate to a leading edge as a Fall Hazard. The leading edge on a roof changes locations as the additional roof sections are placed, formed or constructed. But each year, there are numerous falls through unprotected skylights.
Ladders are a common and necessary tool in the construction industry. Roofers climb up and down ladders numerous times each day - exposing the workers to falls with each step taken. Falls can be fatal and are one of the leading causes of injuries and death in the construction industry.
Roof falls are one of the greatest hazards on construction sites. In the roofing industry, falls result in the largest number of fatalities. Fall hazard recognition is critical in protecting workers. The key to fall hazard awareness is training: employers must teach their associates to recognize fall hazards and to utilize fall protection to protect themselves.
Edward B. Dunlap, CentiMark Founder, Chairman and CEO, wrote this Thank You to America in 1995, after 27 years in business. Today - 23 years later - and after 50 total years in business, his words still ring true! CentiMark’s 50th anniversary is April 19, 2018.
Girls Hope is thrilled to congratulate Ed Dunlap, Tim Dunlap and the entire CentiMark team on your 50th anniversary! CentiMark has been involved with the Girls Hope program for a dozen years and we could not be more grateful for your support.
Due to the recent tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum, prices will escalate until the United States plants are able to produce the needed supply.
When choosing a flooring product, the major factors to consider are appearance, environment and usage. So how do you determine if polished concrete is the best option for your business? There are many different answers to this question, however; keep in mind polished concrete is a very durable floor that can handle most environments and withstand high levels of traffic. There are two requirements most environments have that polished concrete is suitable for.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was founded in the spirit of generosity. It was in June 1890 when the 15-bed Pittsburgh Hospital for Children opened its doors with a promise to serve every child in need “regardless of race, creed or the ability of their parents to pay the cost.”
Spring is right around the corner and that means peak roofing season. So you might be asking yourself, when is the best time to initiate your roofing project? The answer to that varies based on the size of your project and the backlog of the contractor you are using.
Congratulations to Bryan Howard, Field Supervisor, Apex, NC office, for being CentiMark's NRCA MVP Award Winner! Bryan received the award February 7, 2018 at the annual NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) conference in New Orleans.
CentiMark’s founder, Ed Dunlap (and my older brother), did a pretty remarkable job with his company, considering where the company started and where it is today. It took a lot of good people over the years (some still here) to build an organization as large and successful as CentiMark.
QuestMark’s Segundo “Tito” Rodriquez lives and works in Arizona but has changed the lives of many Puerto Ricans who were and still are devastated by the Hurricane in the fall of 2017. Tito is a Field Supervisor in QuestMark’s Phoenix, AZ office.