Engineering certification for the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules on wood roofs is often denied because existing wood roofs do not meet structural design codes based on conservative analysis and codes. This report provides results from a testing program that documents actual load-carrying capacity of residential rooftops built to existing building codes.
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The webinar covers the applicable OSHA fall protection regulations affecting low- and steep-slope roofing work and the applicable OSHA fall protection rules present for work on solar roof installations. Learn from a field expert on the essential components of a managed fall protection program and how this translates to trained and competent field personnel required to install solar-related systems and comply with the OSHA regulations.
This webinar introduces NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety In The Workplace, presented by Keith Gershon. Participants gain the necessary knowledge to assess their workplace's electrical safety program and may immediately begin to implement the key requirements of the Standard.
Some states and utilities require installation of UEDS between PV power systems and the utility grid as a device to ensure line worker safety. However, eight states and many major utility companies have recognized that safety devices and features already part of all code-compliant PV systems make the UEDS redundant and have eliminated its requirement.
One of SEIA’s top priorities is to help ensure a sustainable solar supply chain globally. In support of this mission, SEIA is taking proactive steps to promote environmental and social responsibility within the industry.