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Photo courtesy of L&I. Fall protection, whether it be fall arrest, fall restraint, a guard rail system, warning line, or a safety monitor, can ensure workers working at high heights and steep slopes are safe from the hazard of falling

Fall protection, whether it be fall arrest, fall restraint, a guard rail system, warning line, or a safety monitor, can ensure workers working at high heights and on steep slopes are safe from the hazard of falling.

Photo courtesy of L&I.

Each year, falls consistently account for the greatest number of fatalities in the roofing industry.

Workers who install or repair roofs can also be exposed to other hazards such as the following:

  • Flying and falling debris.
  • Heat illness.
  • Overhead power lines.
  • Sharp objects.
  • Slips and trips.
  • Sprain and strains.
  • Toxic fumes and chemicals.
  • Weather.

These hazards can result in serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards and provide resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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