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.” He was not wearing fall protection at the time of the fall and later succumbed to his injuries on November 21st.
As commercial roofing installers and fall protection advocates, we cannot stress enough the importance of fall protection when working on elevated areas. Even the most experienced employee can have a minor trip-up that leads to a fall.
We offer facility evaluations to highlight areas in which your facility needs to have fall protection, followed by a proposal of custom solutions that fit any facilities needs; big or small. Please call us with any questions you may have!
Springfield employees and family members celebrate at Short’s Brewing Company’s 10 year anniversary party. Thanks Joe for creating over 90 jobs in northern Michigan! Thanks, too, for hiring a local contractor (that would be Springfield) to take care of your roofing, lighting, and fall protection needs.
Commercial Construction Internships in northern Michigan!!!
Are you a college student? Are you interested in learning about Commercial Construction, Business Management, how to perform Energy Evaluations, and practical hands on business management? If so, you may be a candidate to be the 2014 Springfield SmartIntern. Springfield strives to stay on the cutting edge of building renovation, energy conservation, and employs a variety of degreed professionals to serve our commercial clients with the latest and greatest technology while knocking it “out of the park” with customer service. We are looking for a college student(s) that have similar interests to work with our fantastic team during the summer of 2014. Get more information by contacting Terri Jo at TerriJo@springfieldsmartroof.com.
It’s been 3 years since OSHA has implemented a revision for crane operators (Subpart CC). This revision requires operators of crane equipment to be certified, qualified, or licensed.
If an audited employer program is used it can be very costly for the owner, however, the employee could not use the qualification at another place of employment.
Other alternatives are out there but need to be OSHA approved. A government entity can be used for training, testing, and licensing. These qualifications would be transferable to another company for the employee.
Subpart CC excludes boom trucks with articulating or knuckle booms but not with straight booms.
Remember there are also certain requirements when to have a qualified signal person or rigger on the job site based on various circumstances. OSHA has specifics on certification and training for forklifts along with many other loading and maintenance procedures in the workplace.
source: Professional Roofing magazine Sept 2013 (you will need to register to read the full article.)
The Empire State Building gets a green roof! Who will be the first Cadillac Michigan business with a park-like setting on your roof? It could be you! Call us for a free quote!
The #2 irritant of a facility manager is Vendor Warranties!! Calling the vendor when you have a warranty claim can be verying irritating and time consuming for facility managers. Especially when the vendors don’t want to live up to their warranties and make them difficult to understand what’s covered and what’s not. Make sure you when you are getting a quote for new construction, material, equipment, etc, ask for a copy of the warranty and make sure that their provisions are included in the quote that you will both be signing.
Happily, there are vendors out there who represent products with outstanding warranties. The Duro-Last warranty offered by Springfield Commercial Roofing is one of those vendors and make it very painless to process a claim. Check out all of the warranties they offer: Duro-Last warranty list.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 231-263-5300 if you have any questions on roof warranties.
Thankfully, no one was hurt when the roof collapsed at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Ogemaw County.
With the heavy snowfall of this winter, it makes sense to call a licensed and insured roofing contractor to remove the snow from the roof of your homes and businesses. At Springfield, we have removed snow from many northern Michigan rooftops this winter. Call us—We can help you with your commercial buildings!
Springfield, Inc., located in Kingsley between Traverse City and Cadillac Michigan, recently was awarded the John R Burt Award at the annual Duro-Last® Roofing conference in Orlando Florida. This award was based on recognition of outstanding achievement in quality workmanship, customer satisfaction and sales in 2013. We congratulate all of our employees for their efforts to continue to give high quality results even while confronting the elements of the norhern Michigan weather based on our customers needs.
Springfield Commercial Roofing places 2nd in National Roofer’s Challenge!
Springfield Commercial Roofing brought home 2nd place in the National Roofer’s challenge held earlier this week in Orlando, Florida. Roofing companies from all over the U.S. enter this competition each year. It is judged by 5 inspectors from Duro-Last Roofing based upon quality roof installation, safety, and speed of completion. Employees from Team Springfield included Joe Graham of Cadillac and Nick Pascoe of Traverse City. The team was coached by Mike Abeare of Fife Lake. Springfield Commercial Roofing is a division of Springfield Inc. and is located in Kingsley!
So proud of everyone on our Springfield Team!