You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the single biggest safety hazard to a Columbus roofer is the risk of falling. That’s why the roofing company you hire must implement a fall protection training program. Without this safety program in place, both the company’s employees and you, the homeowner, are at risk.
Why a Company Must Have a Safety Program
Here’s a very important reason for a roofing company to participate in fall protection training: it’s the law. This training protects workers from on-the-job accidents. According to the 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 40% of fatal accidents among roofers were due to falls. Another 10% of fatal accidents resulted from contact with objects and equipment. This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers, managers and employees to commit to and regularly participate in fall protection and related safety programs or face heavy penalties. If a roofing company does not complete this training and a fatal accident happens, the company could easily be bankrupt by lawsuits, higher insurance rates and penalties.
How a Safety Program Protects Homeowners
Not only can lack of a safety program bankrupt a company, it comes with risks to the homeowner. If Columbus, Ohio, roofing contractors work on your house and the company doesn’t have worker’s compensation or proper training and protection for these employees,you could be drawn into lawsuits if any of the workers are injured.
Get the Best, Installed by the Best
Muth & Company Roofing is committed to an ongoing safety program for the protection of our customers, our employees and our company. Need the best roofing available in Franklin County and surrounding areas? Give us a call today at (614) 682-3060.