February 2007

Seeing the light | Safe Solutions

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Seeing the light

by Peter Greenbaum
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Brian Jacobs, owner of Jacobs Roofing Co., was conscientious about safe work practices and ensured his em­ployees participated in regular safety training. He was pleased with his company's safety record of no serious injuries.

One day, a Jacobs Roofing crew was reroofing a house for a longtime, loyal customer. The workers used appropriate fall protection, and each worker wore personal protective equipment, including sturdy work boots, work gloves and protective eyewear.

As the workers tore off the old shingles, a new worker, Manny, removed a halogen security light from the fascia so he could remove the shingles and drip edge. He was careful not to disturb the fixture and tacked the loose light onto the exposed roof deck.

Later that day, Bill, the homeowner, arrived and spoke with Jack, the foreman, who told him work was going well and would be finished ahead of schedule. Bill went into his house and began turning on lights. He went upstairs to the attic he had converted into an office. He turned on the light, searching for some papers. When he found what he was looking for, he went back downstairs, forgetting to switch off the lights; the switch also operated the...

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