Rick, a young roof mechanic, had worked for Clayton Roofing for
almost a year and liked being part of a team.
One warm May morning, Rick and his co-workers were sent to
install an asphalt shingle roof system. Rick was glad the weather
had finally turned warmer. He was tired of the seemingly endless
cold, gray winter days.
Steve, Clayton Roofing's foreman, had reviewed the job's
potential safety hazards with the crew, including falls and how to
The roof's slope was 8-in-12 (34 degrees), so slide guards were
installed as work platforms. The workers donned personal
fall-arrest systems and wore proper personal protective equipment.
Access to the roof was provided by ladders, and Steve made sure the
ladders were set on firm ground at the proper ratio: 1 foot away
from the building for every 4 feet of eave height, extended 3 feet
beyond the eave and...
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