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Top OSHA Violations of 2018

Top OSHA Violations of 2018

Top Violations Every year, OSHA publishes a list of the top ten most frequently-cited violations. Let's look at the list of 2018's most cited violations: 1. Fall Protection - General Requirements: 7,216 Violations §1926.501 2. Hazard Communication: 4,537 Violations...

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The National Safety Stand-Down: May 6-10

The National Safety Stand-Down: May 6-10

The week of May 6-10, 2019 will be the sixth National Safety Stand-Down, coinciding with NAOSH Safety Week. Second only to highway crashes, falls are the leading cause of workplace fatalities. Falls are the leading cause of...

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Commercial Roofing Highlight: Trocal PVC

Commercial Roofing Highlight: Trocal PVC

What is PVC Roofing? PVC roofing (PolyVinyl Chloride) is a single-ply roofing system primarily found on flat or low-sloped commercial/industrial roofs. PVC membranes fall into a broader category of thermoplastic membranes. PVC roofing systems originated in 1966 from a...

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Commercial Roofing Highlight: Exposed Fasteners Metal Roof

Commercial Roofing Highlight: Exposed Fasteners Metal Roof

Pre-engineered metal buildings are often constructed with a fluted-steel roof deck which is a Metal roof with exposed fasteners. In this configuration, the metal acts as the waterproofing layer fastened to the purlins with exposed fasteners. Exposed fasteners rely on...

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Commercial Roofing Highlight: EPDM Roofing

Commercial Roofing Highlight: EPDM Roofing

What is EPDM Roofing? Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is a petroleum-based “rubber” or ethylene, propylene, dione monomer. EPDM Roofing System Problems: Improper installation EPDM is a popular choice in the industry because it can be purchased by a licensed...

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Commercial Roofing Highlight: Built Up Roofing (BUR)

Commercial Roofing Highlight: Built Up Roofing (BUR)

What is Built Up Roofing? (BUR) BUR is a petroleum-based roofing system where mastics are heated to a liquid state and applied to felt rolled out on the roof substrate. Multiple layers are laid until the system is built up to the desired thickness. Built Up Roofing...

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MIOSHA 29th Michigan Worker Death of 2017

MIOSHA 29th Michigan Worker Death of 2017

We are so saddened to see that MIOSHA has recently posted the 29th Michigan Worker Death of 2017. That death being a 25 year old roofer from Ludington, MI. “While installing roofing materials on a steep pitched residential roof, the roofer fell approximately 15 feet to the lower level.”

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Timing Is Everything

Timing Is Everything

Why does my building leak 2 days after it rains?  How come my building doesn’t leak all winter and then as soon as it starts to look like spring, it leaks like crazy?  Why do I experience roof problems when the parent company is visiting from out of state? Why does my...

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Duro-Last Opens A New Plant

Duro-Last Opens A New Plant

Springfield is proud of our relationship with Duro-Last Roofing headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan.  As a top contractor of theirs in terms of quality installations, Springfield frequently scores in the 99.9th percentile in our post job rooftop inspections performed...

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A Cause for Celebration

A Cause for Celebration

We do not actually break out into a “happy dance” or have a pizza party when we have a “near miss”, but we do actually celebrate the fact that the system we put in place years ago of encouraging our field employees to speak freely to management about near misses is successful.

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DIY – watch this video and Do It Yourself (DIY)

DIY – watch this video and Do It Yourself (DIY)

All of us on social media have seen these do it yourself instructions ranging from removing unwanted facial hair to building a backyard volcano for your kids. From taming a wild dog to making lasagna that will even impress your grouchy mother-in-law.

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