It was a sweltering summer day in late August, and the roofing
crews from APF Roofing Co. were busy.
Jim, a foreman with APF Roofing, and his crew were installing a
single-ply roof system on a small office building. The workers were
using a variety of tools, including electrically powered
reciprocating saws and drills and hot-air blowers.
Earlier, Jim had met with the building owner to discuss possible
safety hazards specific to the job site. Jim had inspected the
deck's underside for potentially hazardous conditions and
combustible materials, such as insulation, and also spotted some
Jim used bright orange spray paint to mark the roof areas under
which the conduit was located so the workers would know not to
penetrate those areas with cutting tools. Jim also made sure
circuits would be turned off in the areas where his crew was going
to be working. All electrical cords the crew was going to use were
inspected for damage and declared safe by...
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