Garlock-French Corporation: OSHA’s Roof Safety Rules

We all know that roofing repairs and replacements are not easy tasks. In fact, it’s not just a tough job, it’s a downright dangerous job. According to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), falls from ladders is among the top causes for occupational fatalities and injuries. Because of this, OSHA made fall protection the No. 1 national priority and started a nationwide outreach campaign that seeks to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs.

OSHA compliance health and safety officers in Minnesota and around the country are instructed to stop and inspect any construction site they may pass to make sure that obvious fall protection violations or hazards are prevented.

However, even with all the effort of the government agency, a lot of roofing contractors are still unaware of the campaign and don’t comply with OSHA’s safety measures.If you get your Minneapolis roofing done by contractors that don’t comply with OSHA safety rules, this can cause a lot of problems for you should any of the workers get into an accident while on the job.That’s why if you’re getting your roof done, make sure to hire a contractor that works in accordance with the OSHA’s safety standards – like us here at Garlock-French Corporation.

Providing peace of mind to homeowners since 1932, Garlock-French Corporation follows OSHA’s strict rules and guidelines. Aside from properly training our roofers in hazard recognition and in the care and safe use of ladders, scaffolds, and fall protection systems,we provide our workers with all the necessary tools and equipment.We see to it that our workers are insured so that we can shield our team and our clients from any trouble as the roofing project is ongoing. Call us today and let’s get your roofing in Minneapolis started… safely!