Since most of our employees spend their workdays at least 15 feet off the ground, our commitment to roofer and solar installer safety training is as solid as the roofs and solar systems we build. Preventing accidents and ensuring the safest possible working conditions – for our employees and our customers — remain priorities across all Solar4America divisions. Training our workers on safety protocols to mitigate work-related injury claims provides our employees with an exceptional work experience, allows Solar4America to control costs over the long term and reinvest in additional worker training to ensure continual operational excellence.
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for setting an outstanding example in safety and housekeeping. Over the past 4 months your team has been recognized 3 times on our Shea jobs for performing over and above in safety. From all of us at Shea we wish to extend congratulations, appreciation and thanks for all that you do. Keep up the good work!"
— Shea Homes
We have mandated fall protection for all field workers and workplace safety training since 2002. Solar4America consistently exceeds Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and is the recipient of several Golden Gate SAFETY Awards.
Solar4America maintains Worker’s Compensation, general liability and automobile insurance for its operations throughout the country. A copy of our certificate of insurance is registered with the contractors’ license boards in the states in which we do business; it also can be provided at the customer’s request.
Solar4America’s safety policy and procedures address the following topics:
Solar4America’s focus on safety extends beyond our own workforce; our efforts have earned us state and federal recognition and participation in important injury and illness prevention campaigns:
All new hires are trained and tested before beginning work. All field employees are trained, fitted and issued their own personal protective equipment (PPE) to match their job description. New hires are also required to view a video detailing our fall protection requirements and their responsibilities. New-hire training covers the following topics:
In the event of an accident or near-miss, facts are gathered, reviewed and reported by the employee, crew leader and crew leader’s supervisor.
Each accident is investigated by Solar4America’s regional safety specialist. Hazardous conditions, if any, are corrected and/or eliminated. Results of the investigation and corrective measures are provided to branch managers for proper review to prevent recurrence.
A copy of Solar4America’s Hazard Communication Program is maintained at each job site along with all relevant material safety data sheets, copies of which are provided at the request of the customer.
Hazard communication training is provided at job sites, orientation, periodically at safety meetings, and in accordance with Solar4America’s training schedule.