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.


National Safety Council – “Make A Difference” in June

The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) is planning to make June “Make a difference” month.

It is a month-long push to “prevent accidental injuries by encouraging safe and healthy behaviors” and by focusing primarily on the leading causes of preventable deaths.

Each one of the topics gets a week-long emphasis. The schedule for June is:

In order to help you participate, they have made available FREE OF CHARGE, Posters, training materials and other materials.

You can download them by going to http://www.nsc.org/nsm/ or by clicking on the title of the specific emphasis on the above schedule.

(The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to educating and influencing people to prevent accidental injuries and deaths. Members of the NSC include more than 50,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals. Founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the primary focus of the NSC is promoting safety and health in the workplace, in transportation, and in homes and communities.)