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COATINGSPRO MARCH 2016 35 big surprise at the end of the roof if he's going down slope (as mentioned before). And what happens if the ground-to-eave height is less than 17 feet (5.2 m) (i.e., not enough distance to keep the worker from hitting the ground)? Are warning lines the better option? Would guardrails be better or even a safety monitor who continuously walks with the applicator, as is often used in spray foam applications because of the equipment? Make the Effort W hen it's all said and done, it makes sense to take a few minutes before each job and perform a pre-job safety analy- sis for fall protection. Considering that there's a synergistic efect between roof slope, roof height, and membrane being installed, analyzing all those elements is key to understanding better how to apply the risk treatment option appro- priate for the task. Te risk management protocol then requires a review of the choices you've made to see if they're viable or if changes need to be made. Were there fall gaps that presented themselves? If so, what will be done to address those? And the process begins again… It doesn't require a lot of formality; rather, it should be seen as iterative and useful. In other words, take a moment and think through what could happen. If you use the three factors of slope, height, and membrane being installed, it will greatly increase your chances of decreasing the risks associated with roofng-related falls. And let's face it, that's an efort worth making. CP Tom Shanahan joined t he Nat iona l Roof ing Cont ractor A ssociat ion (NRC A) staf f in 1989. He attended Creighton Universit y in Oma ha , Neb., g raduat ing w it h a deg ree in business manage- ment. Shana han a lso hold s a Masters of Business Ad minist rat ion deg ree f rom Nor t hwester n Universit y's K el log g School of Management. He has been responsible for lead ing NRC A's Enter pr ise R isk Management Sect ion t hroughout his tenure. In add it ion, he d irects and teaches in t he Fut ure Execut ives and Execut ive Management Inst it utes, NRC A's high ly regarded e xecut ive prog rams held at Nor t hwester n Universit y's K el log g School of Management. He is a member of t he A mer ican Nat iona l Stand ard Inst it ute (A NSI), ser v ing on its A10 Committee on Safet y in Const r uct ion and Demol it ion Operat ions, inc lud ing a number of its var ious subcommittees. He is a lso an act ive member of t he A mer ican Societ y of A ssociat ion Execut ives and t he A ssociat ion For um of Chicagoland . For more infor mat ion, contact: NRC A , w w w.nrca.net Safety Watch WWW.SEALTECLININGS.COM SealTec Polyurea Coatings for Industrial and Oilfeld Applications Acids Fertilizers Alcohols Ketones Alkali Lye Aromatics Oils Bleaches Salts Chemicals Solvents Detergents Wastewater PROTECTION AGAINST: ( 832 ) 332-1402 O D E S S A , T E X A S Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #37 1 Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #369