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New Research Findings: Applying Prevention through Design (PtD) to Solar Systems in Small Buildings

Solar technology has grown cheaper and more economically attractive in recent years, and a growing number of homeowners are having rooftop solar panels installed. Employees of the small to mid-sized contractors performing this work face unique safety hazards. The research team interviewed workers, contractors and engineers in the industry to identify choices during the design process that can reduce worker exposure to injury during construction. Based on the findings, the team created a short guide for industry use – Safety Protocol: Prevention through Design for Safety in Solar Installations.
A summary of Key Findings and a full report are both available.