December 11, 2017

Improving Solar Safety from the Design Process

Dr. Chris Lee presented a FREE webinar on improving solar construction safety from the design process:

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. Researchers interviewed workers, contractors and engineers in the industry to identify choices during the design process that can reduce worker exposure to injury during construction. In this 45 minute webinar, they will review the findings and the short guide created for industry use based on them – Safety Protocol: Prevention through Design for Safety in Solar Installations.

A summary of Key Findings and a full report on this project are also available.