Roofers Face Fines

While you may already know that your local roofer could be penalized for poor business practices, what you may not know is that some of these fines extend beyond the realm of inadequate customer service. In fact, one of the main reasons a roofer may be fined has to do with improper safety systems.

Dangerous Moves

Falling from a building is no light matter. The Occupational Hazard and Safety Administration (OSHA) reports that workplace falls result in 10,000 or more injuries and around 200 fatalities each year.  In the roofing industry, falling from the top of the building make this job dangerous. While there are guidelines for construction workers and standards of practice, policing these regulations can be quite difficult.

Fall prevention systems are extremely important for the safety of roofers and their fellow workers, which is why local organizations have begun to step up efforts for maintaining safety around construction sites. In addition to OSHA, there are agencies that audit construction sites to ensure safety protocol is being met. Violations of safety regulations are cited and the roofer is issued a fine. Repeated violations of safety protocol can even lead to a stop-notice preventing that roofer from working jobs and may even have their license suspended.

The bottom line is that you can’t put a price on safety.

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