Unprotected Roof Edge November 22, 2022 According to OSHA, “Falls are the leading cause of work-related injuries and deaths among roofers. Working six feet or more above lower levels put roofers at risk for serious injury or death if they should fall. A lack of fall protection, damaged fall protection equipment, or improper setup will increase their risk of falling from height.” Solutions: SRS offers multiple solutions to protect workers from the danger of a rooftop fall including: 1. Guardrail systems compliant with 1926.502(b): NextGen 3000™ Universal Guardrail – non-penetrating, modular rooftop safety railing also available in custom lengths. NextGen Custom Railing™ - a permanent solution, based on your specific layout, which can be easily assembled with a 5/16” hex key KeeGuard® Railing – non-penetrating, modular rooftop safety railing with recycled PVC counterbalance weights. 2. Personal Fall Arrest Systems compliant with 1926.502(d): Mobile Fall Protection - Penetrators - the Penetrators work by releasing spikes that pierce into the roof when a fall occurs by one of the workers who have connected to it. Roof Anchors - See Hippo Anchor™ - a free-standing, movable, non-penetrating, deadweight anchor system for use on roofs with up to 5-degree pitch. Harnesses and Lanyards - bodywear, along with energy absorbing SRLs and lifelines connect to roof anchors for total fall arrest safety . 3. Warning Lines compliant with 1926.502(f): NextGen Warning Lines™ - yellow safety lines used to de-mark roof edges and identify hazardous areas ultimately providing fall protection. For use when workers are more than 15ft from a leading edge: Corresponding OSHA Code Detail: 1910.28(b)(13)(i): When work is performed less than 6 feet (1.6 m) from the roof edge, the employer must ensure each employee is protected from falling by a guardrail system, safety net system, travel restraint system, or personal fall arrest system. 1910.28(b)(13)(ii): When work is performed at least 6 feet (1.6 m) but less than 15 feet (4.6 m) from the roof edge, the employer must ensure each employee is protected from falling by using a guardrail system, safety net system, travel restraint system, or personal fall arrest system. The employer may use a designated area when performing work that is both infrequent and temporary. 1910.28(b)(13)(iii): When work is performed 15 feet (4.6 m) or more from the roof edge, the employer must: (a): Protect each employee from falling by a guardrail system, safety net system, travel restraint system, or personal fall arrest system or a designated area. The employer is not required to provide any fall protection, provided the work is both infrequent and temporary; and (b): Implement and enforce a work rule prohibiting employees from going within 15 feet (4.6 m) of the roof edge without using fall protection in accordance with paragraphs (b)(13)(i) and (ii) of this section.