“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

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“Fall Protection – What’s Required Where?” – “Scissor Lifts”

First, I want to start off with the "scissor lift" dilemma and confusion. If you talk to two different people, you'll get two differing opinions. Here are my thoughts on this: I have watched while the battle has raged over whether the use of personal fall arrest harnesses by scissor lift operators is appropriate. The … Continue reading “Fall Protection – What’s Required Where?” – “Scissor Lifts”

“Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2016 fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, … Continue reading “Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

“Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2016 fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, … Continue reading “Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

3M “DB​I-SALA® Lad-Saf™ (Tower Ladder Safety) Sleeve – Stop Use and Voluntary Recall / Replacement”

After more than 30 years of use in the fall protection industry, the original Lad-Saf™ sleeve has been replaced by a completely redesigned next generation Lad-Saf sleeve. Capital Safety/3M recently reviewed the performance of the original Lad-Saf sleeve in the field, including a limited number of incidents involving a serious injury or death in the … Continue reading 3M “DB​I-SALA® Lad-Saf™ (Tower Ladder Safety) Sleeve – Stop Use and Voluntary Recall / Replacement”

“OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For Fiscal Year 2014”

Speaking at the 2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, shared preliminary numbers for the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards in fiscal year (FY) 2014. Keep reading to find out what made the cut this year and how you can avoid these common … Continue reading “OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For Fiscal Year 2014”

OSHA Training – An Introduction To Fall Protection

Fall Protection Guidelines A synopsis of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standards (OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.501 through 503). Fall protection is generally thought of as: Guardrail systems Safety net systems Personal fall arrest systems Positioning device systems, and/or Warning line systems The standard: Covers most construction workers except persons inspecting, assessing, or investigating the workplace conditions … Continue reading OSHA Training – An Introduction To Fall Protection

OSHA Residential Construction Safety Video: OSHA Fall Protection Standard

    Regulation Fall Protection Standard Subpart M. OSHA Regulation. Directive Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction. OSHA Directive, (2010, December 16). Presentations Workers' Compensation Costs of Falls in Construction [PPT* - 767 KB]. Compliance Assistance: Fall Protection in Residential Construction. OSHA. [narrated PPT] Residential Fall Protection Presentation. OSHA Slide Presentation. [PPT - 1 MB] Also … Continue reading OSHA Residential Construction Safety Video: OSHA Fall Protection Standard

OSHA Training – Introduction To Fall Protection

Fall Protection Guidelines A synopsis of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standards (OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.501 through 503). Fall protection is generally thought of as: Guardrail systems Safety net systems Personal fall arrest systems Positioning device systems, and/or Warning line systems The standard: Covers most construction workers except persons inspecting, assessing, or investigating the workplace conditions … Continue reading OSHA Training – Introduction To Fall Protection

OSHA Proposes Sweeping Fall Protection/PPE Rule Revisions

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced in a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the May 24 Federal Register its plans to require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces. "This proposal addresses workplace hazards that are a leading cause of work related injuries and deaths," … Continue reading OSHA Proposes Sweeping Fall Protection/PPE Rule Revisions