As part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) National Safety Stand-Down (May 8-12) to prevent falls in construction, Rich Trewyn, an NRCA director of enterprise risk management, will discuss the hazards present after a worker has fallen from a roof and his or her personal fall-arrest system has deployed or activated. Trewyn will share information regarding the health hazards that pose serious risks to a worker who is suspended from a body harness and the steps the worker may be able to take to reduce or eliminate those risks. Trewyn also will show examples of equipment available for use in assisted-rescue and self-rescue situations along with techniques a worker may use, whether suspended on a rope grab and lifeline or self-retracting lifeline, to increase the chances of his or her survival from this ever-present risk in the roofing industry.
The purpose of OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers—the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show 69 workers in the roofing industry died in 2015 from falls that occurred as they were doing their jobs.
Take advantage of this free live opportunity to stay up to date with issues affecting your business during this important week of safety awareness!
This webinar is sponsored by:
Richard F. Trewyn
NRCA's Director of Enterprise Risk Management
Richard F. Trewyn, NRCA's director of enterprise risk management, has been with NRCA for only a short time but is no
stranger to the industry. Before joining NRCA, Trewyn was the National Safety Director for Tecta America having started
his career at FJA Christiansen Roofing Companies in Milwaukee in 1996. With a degree in occupational safety and health
from the University of Wisconsin--Whitewater and his numerous certificates and certifications within the safety field,
he brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to NRCA. He is an OSHA-authorized trainer for the construction
10- and 30-hour classes as well as a CERTA torch-applied system trainer.
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