Category: Residential Generation
Solar panel installers continue to be injured and killed at work. The California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program recently reported that a 30-year-old solar panel installer died after falling 45 feet off the roof of a three-story apartment
building. The victim was part of a three-man crew working to install solar panels on a sloped roof when he walked
backward and stepped off the roof while checking the position of some brackets. No one was wearing
personal fall protection equipment and there was no other fall protection system in place.
This presentation will focus on modern and effective fall protection systems that can be temporarily installed on residential and commercial roof tops. The topics will include an examination of regulatory compliance requirements, consensus standards, job hazard analysis and the available equipment to accomplish safe work at height. The goal is to education the delegates on safe practice recommendations to accomplishing 100% worker connection to fall protection systems during the entire work-at-height phase when installing solar panels..
Michel Goulet– National Sales Manager, Petzl America