Reopening the Country Under New Workforce Conditions

Reopening the Country Under New Workforce Conditions Keeping Commercial Roofers Safe With Built In Social Distancing As States Across the Country Reopen for Business As states across the country begin to reopen, a new model in the workforce is emerging. Social distancing is the new normal and this means smaller or reduced work forces. We … Continued

An update regarding COVID-19

An update regarding COVID-19 Update, May 12, 2020. Read more about fall protection and social distancing as states across the company reopen for business. For immediate release, March 18, 2020 Across the country, many municipalities and states have issued stay-at-home orders to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 Novel Coronavirus. Effective March 18, 2020, North Kansas … Continued

Spring Forward into Safety

  Spring Forward into Safety Spring Forward into Safety: Time to spring ahead one hour. This weekend, we'll be setting our clocks one hour ahead. As you start finalizing roofing plans for new or existing construction projects, don't forget to add safety to your budget. Not only will your workers be protected, but your budget … Continued

OSHA Compliance and Fall Protection

OSHA Compliance and Fall Protection: Don’t Make the Top 10 List This Year! Once again, lack of fall protection is listed as the number one most frequently cited violation following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. (For a full list for the last fiscal year, click here.)   Falls are among the most common causes … Continued

Fall Protection: Avoiding the Focus Four Hazard and Top 10 Citation

Is OSHA more likely to inspect your worksite now that the agency assigns greater weight to inspections for its Focus Four hazards—falls, struck by, caught in, and electrocution? John99 / Shutterstock.com Could you be facing jail time like a Maine roofing contractor indicted under the state’s workplace manslaughter law? On September 10, OSHA unveiled its … Continued

Roof Guardrail

Roof Guardrail Roof Guardrail for Commercial Roofing Projects Roof Guardrail for Commercial Roofing is probably a good idea. In fact, it’s required by OSHA. Per the guidelines outlined by OSHA, “Employers are required to assess the workplace to determine if the walking/working surfaces on which employees are to work have the strength and structural integrity … Continued

Handrails for Commercial Roofing

Handrail Handrail for Commercial Roofing Handrail for Commercial Roofing is much needed safety addition to your roof. OSHA requires appropriate safety measures; “Employers are required to assess the workplace to determine if the walking/working surfaces on which employees are to work have the strength and structural integrity to safely support workers.” Leading Edge Safety has … Continued

International Roofing Expo

International Roofing Expo February 2019 Trade shows are a great way to build your network, seek out continuing education in your industry, and discover new products that may be useful for you when you return home. Leading Edge Safety is both proud and excited to announce our participation at the International Roofing Expo in Nashville, … Continued

Commercial Roofing Safety and OSHA Inspections

Commercial Roofing Safety and OSHA Inspections OSHA Guidlines for Roof Safety Commercial Roofing Safety and OSHA Inspections: Permanent Guardrail can protection your workers and save you from thousands of dollars in fines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ruled that, effective November 2017, all commercial roofs need top ridge anchors installed that inspectors … Continued

6 Tips For Commercial Roof Maintenance This Winter

6 Tips For Commercial Roof Maintenance This Winter 6 Tips For Commercial Roof Maintenance This Winter: Winter is just around the corner! Now is the time to prepare your commercial roof for the winter. Let’s look at a few things you should be doing before the first snowfall to ensure your roof’s longevity.