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No New Posts Ladder safety
 
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I just saw this on craigslist.rochester. Has anyon​e used this stablizer? It seems pricey at $200.00,​ but may be worth it if it really works or helps. ​http://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/3704665704.htm​l
Bruce Weber 12 381
Poll roof safety ( 1 2 )
 
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This is long overdue for me, but I'm planning to have my employees clean the roofs next season, putting my system in place these next couple months so I can hit the ground running in 2013 ... Picking up my harness from Northern (thanks Ed) and gonna get one of those roof anchors from AC. 9/10 times my guys w...
Roof Cleaning West Chester PA 27 550
No New Posts Whirl A Way on a roof
 
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JUst saw this advertisement for whirl a way surface cleaners and had to laugh, then shake my head in disgust......
sweetwaterfish 3 204
No New Posts Share a safety Tip!! ( 1 2 )
 
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I want to share tips about safety here. Ive been looking at safety threads and they are kind of spread out. So I want to have 1 thread where It can be ladder safety, roof safety, truck/trailer safety, tool safety, etc... Anything related to safety is welcome. Even if it seems obvious to you, it may save so...
Confident Roof Cleaning Houston TX 23 1223
No New Posts Felt pretty nasty by noon today.
 
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Had to reschedule my second job today, after the past few days of rain and cooler weather somewhat I felt like I was gonna pass out today it is HOT!!!!!. I stayed hydrated as much as possible, did the roof, exterior, screen enclosure and deck, and when I started doing the Driveway that is when it hit me fel...
JHWorth 7 399
No New Posts First time in a long time. Chem in my Eyes.
 
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 <---- That is pretty much what I look like right now. One eye open and one shut, I was pulling my hose back toward the reel to roll it up today and the barb broke shooting 40% mix in my left eye. My helper was in the back rinsing and I needed water fast so I scrambled for a hose in the front of the house until I...
JHWorth 17 482
No New Posts Anti-fog lenses (Preview)
I found the following in an Amazon review.  If the glasses fog, we tend not to use them:"You can make ANY goggles virtually "fog free" (under most conditions) by marking them with plain bar-soap. Simply make a few swipes on the inside of the goggles with a plain white soap bar, then wip...
Skyline Roof Cleaning Virginia 5 328
No New Posts Ladder Setup ( 1 2 )
 
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My technicians use a 32ft fiberglass ladder, it is quite the behemoth when  fully extended. I was thinking about tying a rope to the top of the ladder so they can use some leverage to guide it, when placing it against the house, and taking it away from the house.   Any suggestions or do I need to tell my guys...
Apex Roof Cleaning 26 527
No New Posts ROOF SAFTEY- IN VIDEOS
 
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WHEN YOU GUY ARE MAKING VIDEOS TO POST ON YOUTUBE  MAKE SURE YOU ARE WEARING THE PROPER SAFTEY EQUIPMENT. IN MY OTHER BUSINESS 4 YEARS AGO NO ONE CARED ABOUT SAFTEY...THEN SOME DUMBA$$ POSTED A VIDEO DOING SOMETHING STUPID..WE GUESS WHAT SOMEONE HIGH UP AT OSHA WATCHED THE VIDEO, 6 MONTHS LATER OSHA WA...
candrinsulation 9 254
No New Posts Rigid brake lines....
 
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We just had one give out.  Thank goodness we got back to the yard safely and didn't realize it until the next work day.  Be very cautious of rigid brake lines and any other safety hazards as a result of corrosion/rust  due to SH. $450 in labor plus parts...Far better than the alternative.... FAR better....
Roof Cleaning Northern Virginia (571) 250 9650 2 166
No New Posts Ladder Max Stand Off (Preview)
There's was a hail storm here in the Houston area on January 9th, so I've been busy with that side of the biz.  I met an adjuster yesterday and he had a Ladder Max Stand Off Stabilizer.  I've never seen one before but I bought 4 today.  It extremely stable and the best part it mounts on the ladder in seconds,...
Tom C 9 263
No New Posts New Federal Motor Vehicle -Cell phone Law in effect 1/1/2012
 
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The final rule prohibits commercial drivers from using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a commercial truck or bus. Drivers who violate the restriction will face federal civil penalties of up to $2,750 for each offense and disqualification from operating a commercial motor vehicle f...
Diamond Roof Cleaning New Jersey (1-800-Roof-Clean) 0 139
No New Posts Avoid ladder accidents ... (Preview)
The video is painful to watch, and the fall was so avoidable. The ladder doesn't fail, the user misses a step.  You will miss a step.  Plan on it. Use 3-Point Contact and no standing on top 3 rungs of straight or extension ladder. This guy fails both.  You can see it coming: http://www.youtube.com/wat...
Skyline Roof Cleaning Virginia 6 510
No New Posts Is there a harness ropes and safety anchor which will stand up to SH? ( 1 2 )
 
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does anyone know of safety equip that will stand up to SH mix?
Yorkie 21 568
No New Posts OSHA Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (Preview)
OSHA Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment Found this 4 part, easy to read, OSHA guidlines doc this morning.  Part 3 is about "Arc Flash" and not relative except to the extend that if we get arch flash in this line of work, somebody's probably going to have a very bad day.  #TheRCIA
Emerald Coast Roof Cleaning 1 261
No New Posts Everyone Along The East Coast, Beware And Stay Safe!!!
 
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I was going to put this In the shade but it seems that people seem to miss some posts that are in there so I decided to put it out here under safety ...  Everyone along the east coast!!! Stay safe!We here in Florida have been spared by Hurricane Irene but most are not going to be as fortunate. Irene is heade...
Roof Cleaning Palm Harbor FL 727 543 3276 11 351
No New Posts Had some time to think about Bill's class. The OSHA one
 
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OK where do I start? I'm in front of the computer now...  Some of us are brand new to roof cleaning, some of us got trailers or a unit on the back of our trucks, A very small amount of us are off the truck now and can be an entreprenure. (Thats where I wanna be!)  Some of us are below the radar and some of us are in i...
gutterdog 14 500
No New Posts New Fall Protection Directive
 
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http://www.roofingcontractor.com/Articles/Article_​Rotation/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000001008462 ​ The Occupational Safety and Health Administratio​n (OSHA) has issued a new fall protection directi​ve that will change the way roofing contractors h​andle residential constructi... ​
Roof Cleaning Severna Park MD 6 1229
No New Posts Opinions on sunglasses for working ( 1 2 )
 
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Working on the roofs good sunglasses I think should be a absolute necessity, but finding our the chems stain, them any insight?, or do you just buy em and throw em away. Kim R
Roof Cleaning Bradenton FL 941-822-2454 21 1418
Topic is Closed Dehydration and the Roof Cleaner ( 1 2 ) (closed)
 
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Hey Guys, it is HOT outside, even hotter up on the roofs. Dehydration is very real, and it will happen if we don't take steps to prevent it. Here is an article I found about it. Tips for Prevention of Dehydration and Heat Illness As heat and humidity scorch the country, emergency physicians are sending o...
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa FL (813) 655-8777 32 689
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