OSHA Compliance Begins with a Complete Hazard Assessment

Whether on a rooftop, an aircraft fuselage, tanker truck, rail car or above ground storage tank...workers need a safe method to gain access to and from elevated work areas and conduct their work at height. Fall protection in all workplaces, and specifically on the rooftop, requires solutions that are dependable and OSHA compliant.

Our fall prevention experts take the guesswork out of how to protect work at height. We address OSHA regulations, ANSI best practices, inspections, and regional standards using the Hierarchy of Fall Protection and use a time-tested process developed over two decades of experience. Our solutions typically exceed regulatory and industry standards for Passive Systems, Active Restraint and Personal Fall Arrest Solutions.

A critical first step to preventing injury from falls is an analysis of the work at height to identify hazards and how, why, when and where workers are exposed to risk. Depending on the situation, our solutions for protecting workers range from recommendations for sensible approaches to eliminate risks to designing lifesaving personal protection and engineered systems .

OnLine & OnSite Hazard Assessments

Onsite Hazard Assessment

Onsite Hazard Assessment

Our qualified people use a time-tested assessment process to identify hazards in order arrive at the best combination of products and systems to mitigate, abate, and eliminate risk of injury to your workers.

Remote Hazard Assessment

Remote Hazard Assessment

Our “high level” rooftop fall hazard assessments use satellite imaging to layout hazard zones according to OSHA/ANSI regulations and guidelines. Together, in a 20 minute screen share, we’ll determine the most effective solutions.

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ROOFTOP & SITE HAZARD ASSESSMENTS INCLUDE:

Identifying Risks & Hazards:

Identifying Risks & Hazards:

We evaluate all work & height areas including Access Points, Rooftop Openings, Unprotected Edges, Obstacles, Work Platforms, Conveyor Operations, Maintenance Stations, and more for OSHA-Compliance. Prioritization of the hazards identified based on greatest risk and exposure.

Determining Worker Routines:

Determining Worker Routines:

It’s vital to understand the path and actions taken during job task to determine the Risk of Falling. FLS reviews the reason, frequency and duration of the at height work. Height of Potential Fall to determine Severity of Injury. We also determine the type and/or means of rescue required, if necessary.

Providing Site & Hazard Sketchs:

Providing Site & Hazard Sketchs:

We capture and document the hazard area layouts and their basic configuration in the form of simple hand sketches, pictures and/or cad drawings. We also provide annotated pictures of each hazard area.

Creating a Hazard Survey Report:

Creating a Hazard Survey Report:

Our hazard surveys are ANSI Z359.2-2007 compliant and include a comprehensive report of all findings relevant to the areas inspected. We also make note of any environmental factors and conditions that may affect the fall hazard controls use, inspection, maintenance or installation.

Proposing Solutions:

Proposing Solutions:

We recommend one or more methods to eliminate or control each identified fall hazard and prepare Budget Cost Estimates for each hazard abatement control.

OSHA Regulations

OSHA CODE: 1910.28(b)(3)(iv)
Access Points are the most frequented hazard on any rooftop. Workers are exposed to this risk twice – every time they enter and exit the roof to perform tasks. If a worker is required to access the roof 8 times per year, they are exposed to the access point hazard 16 times. OSHA requires that all ladders and hatches be secured with a self-closing gate and safety-compliant railing.

OSHA CODE: 1910.28(b)(3)(i)
Rooftop Openings are the most often overlooked hazard, so they are extremely critical to protect. OSHA considers skylights to be a hole in the rooftop which is why Kee Safety evaluates all rooftop openings as a serious risk concern. Statistically, more people fall through skylights than over the open edge of a roof. As a worker is traversing the middle of the rooftop, they have a false sense of security. Operating far from the roof edge, carrying equipment, or focused on the job at hand, it is easy to misstep and fall through an unprotected skylight opening.

OSHA CODE: 1910.28(b)(13)
Unprotected Edges of the roof are the most visible hazard, and typically the hazard most people want to protect first. Proximity to the roof edge is a significant factor in identifying the likelihood of an accident occurring. OSHA regulations cite that any building where work is performed within 15’ of an open roof edge, each worker must be protected from falling with a guardrail system or other approved safety system. Frequently, a worker’s purpose for accessing the roof is to service a piece of equipment. It is important to document if the equipment too close to an unprotected edge.

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