The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) announced last year it would change how it enforces the heat illness and injury standard, and now it’s launched it’s first-ever national emphasis on heat standards for contractors. In this episode, construction law expert Trent Cotney, partner at Adams and Reese, breaks down what roofing contractors need to know.
“Your safety manual is a living, breathing document. It’s not something you created four or five years ago and never look at again,” Cotney explains. “The key thing OSHA is always looking for is that you have a culture of safety with ongoing toolbox talks, ongoing safety audits, and third-party consultants. Things that show you are trying to get it right from the top to the bottom.”