Fatality Notice: IHSA has learned of two separate fatalities this week: One involved a millwright and the other a utility employee. One workplace fatality in any year is one too many, regardless of the sector, industry, or occupation. Please pause all work for a safety moment and re-establish a commitment to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

Working at Heights (Falls): Residential Roofing

Root-Cause Analysis Report: Residential Roofing Phase 1

IHSA partnered with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) and industry-recognized subject matter experts to conduct a root-cause analysis on the causes construction workers in residential roofing falling while working at heights.

A total of 48 primary causal factors were identified, ranked, and prioritized. All 48 primary causal factors were voted on, and based on the votes, a Top 10 list was created. This collective process was open, transparent, and collaborative. The ranking and prioritization of causal factors was done using employer and worker votes only. The MLTSD and IHSA did not participate in voting.

The MLTSD and IHSA are continuing to work with industry-recognized subject matter experts to identify controls and solutions that will reduce the risk of workers falling from heights in the construction sector.

Click here to read the full report.

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