The cooperation of both employers and roofers is essential in establishing and maintaining a safe and healthful work environment in Colorado.

In general, A-Denver Roofing is responsible for:

• Performing a hazard assessment of the roofing jobsite to identify and control physical and health hazards
• Identifying and providing appropriate PPE for roofers
• Maintaining PPE, including replacing worn or damaged PPE
• Periodically reviewing, updating and evaluating the effectiveness of the PPE program
• Documentation of the hazard assessment is required through a written certification.

Note the following key points in this article:

• Careful consideration must be taken when selecting the most suitable eye and face protection to ensure safety and protection for roofers.

• The employer must identify, evaluate and document the respiratory hazards in the workplace and provide effective annual training to roofers who use respirators.

• Hard hats are divided into three industrial classes: Class A – impact and penetration resistance, Class B – highest level of protection against electrical hazards and Class C – impact protection.

• Excessive and loud noise exposure can cause hearing damage. OSHA requires employers to provide earplugs or earmuffs for protection from hazardous exposure.

• Roofers can encounter hazardous conditions that require protective foot or leg-wear including exposure to hot, corrosive or poisonous substances, electrical hazards and falling or rolling objects.