New NIOSH Paper on Preventing Falls through the Design of Roof Parapets

NIOSH (The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), in conjunction with the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has just put together a brand-new papers onĀ  Preventing Falls through the Design of Roof Parapets that you can download and incorporate into your safety program.


The 4-page document essentially walks you through the process of installing a parapet on your flat roof to keep workers who may have to climb up there for whatever reason (reroofing, working on vents, AC systems, etc…) from accidentally walking off the roof.

Fall protection, especially falls from roofs continues to be one of the top causes of accidental deaths and an area that OSHA will continue to enforce.