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OSHA releases guidelines to protect roofers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released guidelines to protect roof workers from different work hazards, such as falls, electrical risks, and exposure to hazardous substances.

According to the publication, roofers are often exposed to different occupational hazards that sometimes result in injurious accidents or deaths. Below are some of the most cited OSHA standards for roofing contractors in 2013, ranked by frequency:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Ladder safety
  3. Fall protection training requirements
  4. Eye and face protection
  5. General scaffold requirements
  6. General safety and health provisions
  7. Head protection
  8. Fall protection systems criteria and practices
  9. Ladder training requirements
  10. Hazard communication

If you have been injured while working at a construction site in New York, you should consult with a construction injury attorney to see if your situation qualifies you to seek compensation through a claim. Learn how the team at Hach & Rose, LLP, may advocate on behalf of your rights by calling our offices at 866-LAWS-USA today.


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