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 on  Preventing Falls through the Design of Roof Parapets that you can download and incorporate into your safety program.

Parapets

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s