News Release WorkSafeNB launches fall protection blitz

July 8, 2021

At WorkSafeNB, we know that falls continue to be a leading cause of serious workplace injuries in New Brunswick. We also know employers care about their employees’ well-being…and so do we.

To help keep workers safe, and to continue driving a safety-first culture in New Brunswick’s roofing industry, WorkSafeNB’s health and safety officers will be visiting worksites this summer to ensure compliance with safety regulations. The blitz will focus primarily on:

  • The use, care and maintenance of equipment;
  • Supervisor competency; and
  • Employee training

But don’t worry – we’re here to help! WorkSafeNB has a wealth of resources to help workplaces improve health and safety, including inspection checklists to help employers prepare for future visits from our health and safety officers. These resources will be shared this summer through our industry partners, including the New Brunswick Construction Safety Association, the New Brunswick Roofing Contractors Association and the Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick.

WorkSafeNB recommends that anyone who works on a roofing site regularly review operations, ensuring that proper training and safe working procedures are in place, and to regularly review their COVID-19 operational plan for small businesses.   

Let’s work together to build a safer New Brunswick.


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