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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Working On A Roof In High Winds

Q:  Does OSHA have a defined wind speed where roof work should be stopped.
A:  Unfortunately, OSHA does not have a defined wind speed.  OSHA only mentions “high winds” in the regulations.  The responsibility to remove workers from the roof is given to the employer.  Ultimately it comes down to the supervisor on the job to stop the work once it is determined the wind is creating a dangerous situation for the workers.