May 9, 2018

National Safety Stand-Down: Protect Your Roofing Business

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This week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is hosting its annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. This voluntary event encourages employers, particularly those in the construction industry, to talk to employees about on-the-job safety.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction deaths make up more than 20% of all occupational fatalities. Of those, falls are the number-one cause of death in the construction industry. In 2017, 381 of the 971 construction fatalities resulted from falls from elevation, or nearly 40% of all fatalities in the industry.

Job Hazard for RoofersThese incidents, however, are preventable. Events like the National Safety Stand-Down give employers and employees resources to make the construction industry safer.

Visit the OSHA website for information on conducting a safety stand-down and keep reading for more resources to help make the job site safer.

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Test Your Construction Safety Knowledge

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How did you do? Don’t forget to share the quiz on social media to get the conversation started!

Technology That Keeps Roofers Safe

At EagleView, we offer roof, wall, and gutter measurements to help speed up the bidding process. For contractors, ordering EagleView property data and measurements online or in the new EagleView App means accurate estimates and material orders as well as less time spent on the roof. Contractors can see a roof without setting foot on it with the high-resolution imagery included in every report. This, in turn, helps increase on-the-job safety during the bidding stages of a project and beyond.

Stay safe and organized on every job. Try the EagleView App today!

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