Why Invest In Safety Tools?

Why Invest In Safety Tools?

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Apr 26th 2022

OSHA Requires Workers Be Trained And Protected

When you own and operate your own roofing company, you must ensure your safety and that of your workers at all times. You especially may need to take protective measures when you and your crew are out working on people's homes and businesses. OSHA 1926.501 describes the owner's responsibilty to train and properly equip workers in order to protect them from injury.   

You need to have the right equipment on hand to protect you and your workers from injuries that might result if one of you fell off a rooftop. You can prevent falls and injuries by investing in gear like a roof fall protection anchor for your business.

Workers on a roof doing safety training.

Minimizing Your Liability

One of the main reasons to invest in this type of equipment involves lowering your company's financial and legal liability if one of your workers gets hurt. An injured worker has the legal right to sue you and your company for damages he or she sustains from the accident. These damages can cost thousands of dollars, if not more, that you and your company's insurer would have to pay immediately.

To minimize the risks of injured workers suing you, you can bring along protective equipment to minimize accidents while on jobs. This equipment can secure workers to rooftops and prevent them from falling and getting hurt.

You can find out more about the appeal and importance of purchasing a roof fall protection anchor for your company and its workers online. Reach out to Fall Protection Distributors by going to https://standingseamroofanchor.com.

Howie Scarboro, C.E.O. and co-founder of Fall Protection Distributors, L.L.C., recognized the need for continued improvements in roofing safety during the 2010 MetalCon show in Las Vegas. He joined forces with SnoBlox-Snojax, a leader in snow retention and seam clamping technology for metal roofs, to create the SSRA1 prototype. Tested by Gravitec for OSHA/ANSI certifications, the SSRA1 proved to be the industry's lightest, most robust, and most universal-fit anchor point for standing seam roofs. Fall Protection Distributors, L.L.C. was born in 2015, shaping the future of fall protection and instilling confidence in the industry.