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PPE  DON'T GET BURNED

As roofers, we are exposed to several types of burns.  Not too many roofs are shaded so we are always exposed to sunburns which can be a discomfort and may cause skin cancer.  We work with motorized equipment and propane fuel torches.  And we have to move and apply hot asphalt and coal tar pitch.

Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one way to guard against getting burned.  Our work clothing should consists of a long sleeved shirt with the sleeves down and cuffs buttoned,  long pants with no cuffs, gloves (leather or cotton) with the cuffs of the gloves tucked under the buttoned cuffs of your shirt and heavy sole boots with over the ankle leather protection.

What about eye and face protection?  Safety glasses or goggles should be worn to protect your eyes and some jobs like tending a kettle required wearing a face shield.

Some areas and some operations require us to wear hard hats.  Again, when your working around the kettle, you should have a hard hat with a face shield and safety glasses or goggles.  Also, hard hats are required when there is work going on above you, working near a crane or hoist or around low-hanging structures like pipes.

You may need to wear hearing protection when working around loud equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment can only work if it's worn and used correctly.

 

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