Pictured from left to right: son Tanner, Maurer, daughter Paige, wife Christine and son Austen
If workers are replacing roof deck materials or working around holes or openings, protect workers with personal fall-arrest systems.
Don't substitute caution tape for a properly flagged and configured warning-line system for fall protection on low-slope roof systems.
For steep-slope roofs (those with slopes greater than 4-in-12 [33 percent]), workers need to be protected with personal fall-arrest systems.
At heights greater than 10 feet, don't neglect to provide fall protection for workers on scaffolds, including ladder jacks (shown in photo), pump-jack scaffolds, or tube and coupler scaffolds. In addition, make sure ladders extend 3 feet over the eave and are tied-off.
Don't hoist propane cylinders by the collar or valve-always use a storage or transport cart that can be hoisted safely without damaging tanks.
Don't send the wrong class of fire extinguisher or an insufficiently charged unit to a job site. Make certain fire extinguishers are readily accessible.
Always conduct a leak test with soapy water on tank connections, valves, and hose and torch head connections to make certain no propane is leaking, which can result in a fire.
Set up guardrails at all material-handling areas for hoisting operations and debris disposal.