In 2019, falls to a lower level caused 401 fatalities in the construction industry – a 25% growth from 2018. Of those 401 fatal injuries, roofs were the primary source of 146 – a 28% increase from 2018. The ongoing Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction aims to eliminate fatal falls from roofs, ladders, and other sources by encouraging employers to plan ahead, provide appropriate equipment, and train workers for fall safety. As part of the campaign, CPWR is hosting an hour-long Q&A discussion with representatives from the United Union of Roofers & Waterproofers about how workers of all trades can stay safe while accessing and working on roofs. We encourage you to submit your questions about fall prevention, protection, and rescue in advance when registering.
Fall Prevention in Roofing: A Discussion with the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers
Date: Thursday, July 29
- Richard Tessier, Director of Safety & Curriculum Development, UURWAW
- James Currie, Master Trainer & Subject-matter expert, UURWAW