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Cotney Consulting Group - Best practices for roofing contractors in hazard communication

Best practices for roofing contractors in hazard communication

By Cotney Consulting Group. A commitment to excellence in hazard communication is not just good practice — it's good business. As roofing contractors, we navigate an environment bristling with potential hazards, from the risks of falls to the subtler, equally perilous dangers posed by the daily materials. At the heart of safeguarding ...


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Navigating contractor safety risks: Strategies and best practices for roofing contractors

By Cotney Consulting Group. Managing safety risks associated with external contractors demands a proactive and comprehensive approach. In today's fast-paced project environments, collaboration with external contractors is commonplace, bringing a wealth of expertise to the table. However, this collaboration also introduces a myriad of safety challenges that can jeopardize the well-being of ...


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Understanding human factors in roofing safety to prevent serious injury and fatality incidents

By Cotney Consulting Group. Look into the intricate factors that fuel these incidents, and explore the motivations guiding people's actions to illuminate the complex ties between human performance and SIFs. Roofing contractors are acutely aware that safety is non-negotiable in our industry. Despite rigorous safety measures, Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) incidents ...


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Enhancing ergonomic safety for roofers

By Cotney Consulting Group. Mastering the quick exposure check (QEC) to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders As roofing contractors, your job demands physical strength and endurance, but it also comes with its fair share of risks, especially regarding work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Protecting your team from these hazards is not just a matter ...


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Measuring noise and selecting proper hearing protection

By Cotney Consulting Group. The importance of protective hearing goes beyond immediate safety concerns as contractors in the roofing industry are constantly at risk. In roofing contracting, where power tools, heavy machinery and metal clanging against metal fill the air, protecting one's hearing is paramount. Roofing professionals are constantly exposed to ...


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Avoiding costly citations: The essential guide to a robust roofing safety program

By Cotney Consulting Group. A well-run safety program is an investment that pays off in the long run, ensuring a secure and thriving roofing contracting business. Safety should always be a top priority in the fast-paced world of roofing contracting. A comprehensive safety program protects your workers from harm and shields your ...


Learn how horizontal lifeline systems save lives in the roofing industry

Learn how horizontal lifeline systems save lives in the roofing industry

By Cotney Consulting Group. Horizontal lifeline systems play a crucial role in protecting roofing workers. However, in order for the system to be effective, you must ensure that proper installation, regular maintenance and thorough training are understood at all levels. Working at heights is an inherent risk for professionals in the roofing ...


Cotney Consulting Group - Fall arrest systems in roofing: ensuring safety through accurate distance calculations

Fall arrest systems in roofing: Ensuring safety through accurate distance calculations

By Cotney Consulting Group. Elevated work is the norm in the roofing industry, so meticulous safety precautions such as the precision of fall distance calculations within fall arrest systems. In the roofing industry, where elevated work is the norm, meticulous safety precautions are paramount. Central to this safety net is the precision ...


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The construction industry's aging workforce: The need for age-focused safety measures

By Cotney Consulting Group. As the construction workforce continues to age, safety in the workplace is even more important. The construction sector has always been the backbone of infrastructure and development. The industry continues to grow as buildings are erected, and roofs are installed. However, beneath the buzzing sound of drills and ...


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Managing risk through pre-operational planning – Part two

By Cotney Consulting Group. Understand who should be involved in preplanning and how to preplan. In part one of this series, we reviewed some of the most important reasons and benefits of why you need to preplan to reduce risks. Part two of this series will discuss who should be involved in ...


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