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Residential Rooftop PV Safety: More to Consider
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When: Wednesday, March 25, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Solar Instructor Training Network & IREC

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Residential Rooftop PV Safety: More to Consider

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2:00-3:00pm EDT



Falls from roofs may be the most obvious hazard workers are exposed to when working in a rooftop environment. But there are other less obvious hazards rooftop PV workers are exposed to on a daily basis. Federal OSHA mandates workers receive training on all hazards to which they will be exposed and many tra  iners may not be aware of-or familiar with-these other safety topics.

This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of specific hazards presented in rooftop PV work, how the federal OSHA regulations apply to each and ways that solar industry trainers can incorporate these topics into their training efforts. Topics discussed will include:

Subpart M: Fall protection

Steep-slope fall protection system options

Swing fall hazards

Fall rescue requirements

Subpart D and CC: Cranes, conveyors and hoists

Certified operator requirements

Qualified rigger and signal person requirements

Operating cranes and hoists near power lines

Exceptions and exemptions

Subpart X: Ladders and stairways

Portable and fixed ladder requirements

Setup, use and maintenance requirements

Subpart L: Scaffolding

Residential scaffolding types and general requirements

Roofing slide guards and work platforms

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

Identify hazards specific to steep-slope PV installations

Recognize topics to be addressed in a safety training curriculum

Apply and interpret OSHA regulations as they relate to specific hazards

Find industry safety training resources

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. This webinar will be recorded and archived on the IREC website.