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  1. Dispelling the Myths of Fall Protection

    Personal fall protection systems are one of the best ways for roofers to protect workers who are exposed to great heights. And while the majority of your workers may be abiding by the rules set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a few may not be. All it takes is for an OSHA compliance officer to drive by and see a worker without fall protection for your company to be investigated and…

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  2. Are You Up to Date With OSHA 2019 Ladder Regulations?

    Falls from elevated surfaces make up the biggest percentage of construction related deaths and injuries. This, in turn, makes them one of the biggest sources of legal disputes. Many of these disputes stem from issues with walking-working surfaces, fall restraint systems, and ladder standards. However, with a new ruling we go over below, some standards for walking-working surfaces and ladders have changed for the better. If you want to be prepared next time OSHA inspectors…

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  3. Are Roofing Insurance and General Liability Insurance the Same Thing?

    When conversations turn from construction to insurance, it’s normal to feel out of your element. After all, you’ve spent the majority of your career on project sites, not in an office learning about the nuances of insurance policies. You shouldn’t be expected to know everything about insurance, but due to the high-risk nature of the roofing industry, it’s essential that all roofing contractors have some formal knowledge of this topic. Let’s start with a commonly…

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  4. 7 Varieties of Roof Safety Systems

    Although roof safety systems can seem like an expensive obligation, it’s always smart to invest. As a matter of fact, it is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that certain parameters are set into place for roof safety; otherwise, you could find yourself responsible for substantial fines or worse. However, not many are aware of how far fall protection technology has come. There are all kinds of different OSHA-approved devices for roofs…

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  5. Does Your Roofing Company Have a Drug-Free Workplace Policy?

    Roofers face many dangers while working a physically demanding job at great heights and on uneven surfaces. Although even the safest of jobsites can still experience injuries, roofing contractors must perform their due diligence to mitigate safety risks. Of course, a roofing contractor can ensure that their workforce is wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), utilizing reliable tools and equipment, and abiding by all safety procedures, but this is simply not enough to ensure every worker…

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  6. Florida Roofing License Requirements and Penalties

    Florida roofers, like all contractors, must be licensed to perform work. In this brief article, a roofing lawyer in Florida discusses the licensing regulations that you must abide by as well as the penalties for breaking these laws. As mentioned below, the penalties for contracting without a license in the Sunshine State are severe. If you’ve been accused of contracting without a license in the state of Florida, consult a roofing attorney in Florida for…

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  7. Pre-Screen Questions Homeowners Use When Selecting a Roofing Contractor

    When working on residential roofing projects, it’s not uncommon to come into contact with a savvy homeowner who asks a lot of questions. When this happens to you, it’s important to be professional with all of your answers, as their seemingly innocent curiosity could be hiding an ulterior motive: to gauge whether or not you’re an ethical roofing professional. In this brief article, a roofing attorney in Tennessee will discuss several pre-screen questions that homeowners…

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  8. The Dangers of Worker Fatigue

    The physically demanding nature of the roofing industry means worker fatigue is a widespread problem. In fact, approximately half of Americans claim that fatigue affects their ability to perform work tasks at a high level. When it comes to the roofing industry, fatigued workers can lead to improperly installed roofing systems, missed deadlines, injuries, and even fatalities. Although fatigue is experienced by individuals in virtually every industry across the professional spectrum, there are very few…

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  9. Wrongful Death: How Roofing Contractors Can Avoid and Defend Against a Claim

    While no roofing contractor wants to be responsible for an injury, many fail to abide by safety regulations that can prevent fatal accidents on their jobsites. Below, we discuss how you can avoid and defend against wrongful death claims that have cost other contractors their careers. If you’ve been blindsided by a wrongful death claim, consult a roofing attorney in Texas with years of experience working with the industry.  Wrongful Death in Texas  In the…

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  10. What Florida Roofing Contractors Need to Know About Pulling Permits

    The ability to pull permits and commence work is key to the success of all roofing contractors across the Sunshine State. Fortunately, filling out and submitting an application for a roofing permit is a fairly straightforward process. Unfortunately, it’s not until their rights are threatened that many contractors give any thought to Florida’s unique roofing laws. Below, we discuss your permit-pulling responsibilities as a roofing contractor and the penalties for abandoning these responsibilities. If your…

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