Roof Work Safety

Kirberg complies with OSHA roof safety regulations to keep your building, its occupants, and our workforce safe as we repair and maintain your roof.

At Kirberg Company, we work hard to stay safe on the job. We follow all OSHA roof safety regulations and we keep our EMR safety rating low. You can trust us to stay safe as we work on your roof and to use solutions that keep your building safe long after we complete the project.

What Do OSHA Roof Safety Standards Require?

OSHA roof safety standards require the use of certain types of workplace safety equipment to keep workers safe as they perform maintenance, repairs, replacements, and other roofing services. For example, OSHA standards require that our roofers use personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) to comply with their fall protection regulations. A personal fall arrest system must include an anchor, a safety harness, and a lifeline or lanyard with an attached deceleration device. We use these on both flat and sloped roofs so our roofers stay safe as they improve your building. OSHA has many other roofing standards for both general requirements and specific roofing situations, and we comply with all of them.

Importance of Preventative Roof Maintenance

Fix Your Steep Roof Safely With Kirberg

We use steep roof safety equipment on roofs with steeply sloped roofs, so you can trust us to stay safe, no matter how steep your roof is pitched.

What is an EMR Safety Rating?

The Experience Modification Rating (EMR) is a safety rating that determines roofing and construction companies’ workers’ compensation insurance premiums. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) determines a company’s EMR by comparing its past losses (workers’ compensation claims) to other employers’ losses within their state, while adjusting for size. Essentially, the EMR measures how many workers’ compensation claims a roofing or construction company has had in recent years. The national average EMR is 1.0, so if a company has an EMR of 1.6, they have higher workers’ compensation insurance premiums than average, meaning they have more workplace injuries than average. On the other hand, if a company has an EMR of 0.5, they have much lower insurance premiums than average, so they have fewer workplace injuries than the national average. Companies with lower EMRs often have better safety programs than companies with high EMRs. Overall, you should work with the company with a lower-than-average EMR for construction safety reasons.

What Does Kirberg Company’s Safety Program Include?

We have developed a safety program to ensure we meet all relevant OSHA requirements. This program requires all new hires to take an OSHA 10 course before we employ them. It also requires all our roofers to take an OSHA 30 course as part of their Local 20 Apprenticeship during their first 12 months of employment. We also require employees to take asbestos training if and when they need to handle materials that contain asbestos. Additionally, we require our lead men and foremen to take First Aid and CPR courses so they are prepared to address any medical problems that could occur on a work site. Finally, we conduct daily and monthly safety meetings to discuss our safety program’s measures and relevant safety topics. All these safety measures teach our employees to prioritize safety at all times so they can offer safe and effective roofing services.

Stay Safe With Kirberg’s Roofing Services

Kirberg’s commercial and residential roofing services are compliant with OSHA requirements, so our roofers stay safe as they improve your roof, and your building is safe in the long run. You can trust us to enforce all relevant roof work safety measures you can work or reside in your building or home without worrying about any danger. We have 100 years of roofing experience, so we know how to assess your roof and maintain it in ways that keep you and your building’s occupants safe and secure. If you have any questions about our OSHA compliance or our safety program’s different aspects, reach out to us today. We can help you understand how we make your roofing project a safe one.

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