Since the very beginning of my journey in the world of roofing I have encountered a small number of individuals who have, for one reason or another, made an indelible imprint on my life. Last week I received notice that one such individual had passed away; Morris Swope, founder of Tampa Roofing Company Inc., Tampa, Fla.
Or should I leave the “happy” part out? Thankfully (finally) women are stepping into the light and finding their way in the roofing and construction industry. It has been a very long time coming and has a very, very long way to go in my opinion. Maybe not time for a celebration yet, but we’re working on it.
The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center recently issued a report containing several jobsite recommendations for all roofers following investigation of a 2018 incident in which a 16-year-old was killed.
Roofing Contractor Editorial Director Rick Damato traveled to the CES to have a peek into the future and have a little fun while looking for business and productivity solutions for roofing contractors.
As with all U.S. mandatory safety and health regulations or independent recommended guidelines, they must eventually change focus and evolve scope with changing times and design developments. So it is with Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP), formerly known as Aerial Work Platforms (AWP).