I find it sadly ironic that several photos depicting less than
stellar fall protection are featured in the same issue of
Professional Roofing as "Getting serious about fall protection," by NRCA
Executive Vice President Bill Good, August issue, page 78.
"Turning green" on page 48 mentions the contractor,
Murton Roofing, Miami, a Tecta America company, used "various
safety precautions, including fall-protection measures such as
perimeter warning lines and a safety monitor," but no evidence of
those is apparent in the photos. Furthermore, a load of plant
material is shown swinging over workers who are wearing only
baseball caps for protection.
If the fall protection for the job is compliant but not visible,
either better pictures should have been used or some explanation
about the fall-protection plan should have been provided.
As Good states, if we don't get serious about fall protection,
others will get serious about it for us.
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