Jan. 13: Remove Snow Accumulation from Roofs

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Due to recent snow and freezing rain, WorkSafeNB reminded residents to safely clear snow from rooftops. Snow loads can cause roof collapse and, if the roof’s sloped, snow can fall onto pedestrians and vehicles. And ensuring that loads don’t accumulate is required under the OHS Act. It’s important that employers provide and workers use a fall protection system when removing snow. (See, Spot the Safety Violation)