https://youtu.be/ke1L_ROExdE Interested in joining the Campaign? Learn how to Get Involved! The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction began in 2012 with construction industry stakeholders seeking a way to raise awareness. Falls from heights are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction, with those coming disproportionately from small residential construction contractors. Falls kill … Continue reading 2023 Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction – May 1-5, 2023
Category: Fall Protection
“How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.” #SlipsTripsFalls
It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. Slipping on the ice. It can lead to a variety of regrettable events ranging … Continue reading “How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.” #SlipsTripsFalls
“Are You Inspecting Your Body Harness Regularly & Properly?” #FallProtection
Personal fall protection systems such as harnesses can be a lifesaver for those who continually or occasionally work at heights. However, if it isn't in good shape, you could be putting your life in a risky situation. It is important to inspect your fall protection gear prior to every use. Always follow the recommendations of … Continue reading “Are You Inspecting Your Body Harness Regularly & Properly?” #FallProtection
“CPWR – Campaign To Prevent Falls In Construction” #Construction #Falls
The 2017 Stand-Down May Be Over, but the Campaign Is Year-Round! May 8-12, 2017 marked the 4th annual National Safety Stand-Down. Did you participate? If so, let us know by submitting your Success Story. You can also check out what others did by reading their Success Stories. While the Stand-Down is the key event in the Falls … Continue reading “CPWR – Campaign To Prevent Falls In Construction” #Construction #Falls
“Coal Mine Fatality – Blue Sky Quarries, Inc. – Blue Sky Quarry #2 in Georgia” #MSHA
PDF Version METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On July 20, 2017, a miner was driving wedges into a block of granite in an attempt to break it loose. A piece of granite weighing 9 tons fell and crushed the victim against the quarry floor. Best Practices Always conduct examinations of the workplace to identify loose ground or … Continue reading “Coal Mine Fatality – Blue Sky Quarries, Inc. – Blue Sky Quarry #2 in Georgia” #MSHA
“Stop, Think, Prevent” – “A New Workplace Safety Campaign Is Emerging” @StopThinkPrevnt
By: Marko Karr, CHST - "Stop, Think, Prevent" Program Author & Owner One is Too Many! I found myself thinking this today... In May of 2016, I proudly posted on LinkedIn how my company honored the National OSHA Stand Down Week for Fall Prevention. We are committed to reducing falls and improving the industry. The … Continue reading “Stop, Think, Prevent” – “A New Workplace Safety Campaign Is Emerging” @StopThinkPrevnt
“Inconsistent Enforcement of New OSHA Fall Rule Feared” #FallProtection
By Tripp Baltz Employers fear inconsistent enforcement of an OSHA rule allowing some work to be done without ordinarily required fall protection because key terms are not defined. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s updated fall protection rule, which went into effect Jan. 17, allows certain activities to be done without fall protection systems as long … Continue reading “Inconsistent Enforcement of New OSHA Fall Rule Feared” #FallProtection
“OSHA, FCC Collaborate On Safety Guide For Communication Tower Workers” & Training Video
OSHA and the Federal Communications Commission have published a best practices guide intended to reduce injuries among communication tower workers. Introduced June 1, the guide is a compilation of advisory information gathered from dual OSHA-FCC workshops on communication tower worker safety in October 2014 and February 2016. “These best practices are focused on the ways in which each level … Continue reading “OSHA, FCC Collaborate On Safety Guide For Communication Tower Workers” & Training Video
“3 Steps to Prevent Falls in Construction”
We know falls in the workplace are preventable and yet falls remain the leading cause of death in construction. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 300,000 workers in the United States sustained nonfatal injuries from slips, trips, and falls in 2015. Fatalities caused by falls from heights in construction accounted for … Continue reading “3 Steps to Prevent Falls in Construction”
“Miller Fall Protection Safety Webinar” & “Fall Clearance Calculator App” #FallProtection
Miller Fall Protection Webinar When working at height, it is important to know your fall clearance and swing fall, whether using a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline. Calculating your fall clearance and swing fall is critical to your safety. The Miller Fall Clearance Calculator App gives workers who work at heights, the ability to quickly … Continue reading “Miller Fall Protection Safety Webinar” & “Fall Clearance Calculator App” #FallProtection
“Weekly Toll: Memorial Day Edition” – #WorkplaceFatalities
Owner killed in explosion PHILIPPI, WV — After further investigation of an explosion in Barbour County on Wednesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that one of the two individuals killed was the owner of the gas company. An explosion at Midland Resource Recovery Inc., a gas company located on Barbour County Highway in … Continue reading “Weekly Toll: Memorial Day Edition” – #WorkplaceFatalities
OSHA’s Top Citation: Fall Protection: New Gear, New Regulations and New Standards – What Every EHS Pro Should Know!
Excellent read on LeadingEHS.
By Guest Blogger: Allyson Clark
Photo Credit: Western Area Power
Plan, Provide and Train– is OSHA’s slogan for fall protection – sounds easy enough, Right? Well except that for the last 10 years, fall protection has been the number one issued citation by OSHA for construction and general industry. In fact, falls rank as the number one cause of work related injury and deaths. So what regulation, product performance standards and gear should EHS Professional be in the know of? – Well Keep Reading!
New Regulation for General Industry:
On Jan 17th, 2017, OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.21-.30 Walking-Working Surfaces (WWS) Rule specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards became enforceable. Slips trips and falls are proportionally high for general industry accidents and for the construction industry. This final rule adds training, inspections, as well as updates for general industry standards and adds requirements for personal fall protection standards…
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