Saturday, December 03, 2005

Safe Work Practices on Snow-Covered Roofs

Whether for emergency roof repairs, snow removal or regular roof-mounted equipment servicing, there will be times this winter when an employee has to go up on the roof.

Working on a snow-covered roof poses significant dangers, including serious falls and exposure to extreme cold. These guidelines will help ensure that your company has proper controls in place to help minimize the risks of working on snow-covered roofs

As you develop a plan for roof work under these special conditions, consider the following questions:

- What special tools, equipment, protective devices, clothing and footwear will be needed? - Make sure all the necessary gear is on hand and ready for use.
- Do you have a means of safely elevating mechanized snow removal equipment to the roof? - Remember that employees will be working under adverse conditions during severe weather."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Shoveling Roof Snow - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Snow removal from the top down.

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