fall protection

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Keep your workers safe with guidance from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Here are some recent headlines from the agency on best practices and lessons learned. Raising Awareness on Fall Hazards: OSHA plans to hold a national safety stand-down from June 2 through June 6 to raise awareness about fall hazards, a leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. OSHA wants employers and workers to use the Read More

  • Working Safely in Cold Weather: Dealing With Cold Stress, Snow and Ice

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    Is it just me, or does it seem like it isn't going to get warm anytime soon? Some news outlets are reporting the cold will be with us for at least another week. For those who have to work in this weather, extra safety precautions should be taken. Generally speaking, workers working outside, in this freezing cold, are Read More

  • Going Deeper Into Trench Safety

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    Keep work excavations safe In order to increase safety awareness in the trenching industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted a National Emphasis Program for trenching operations. However, it would seem that even the most common hazards of the job still tend to be disregarded. Many employers continue to receive citations for safety violations; and since 2003, there have Read More

  • Top 3 OSHA Violations

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    Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its list of top 10 most frequently cited violations. Compiled from various inspections that were carried out in the previous fiscal year, these compilations serve two purposes. Firstly they serve to inform both employers and employees about the most common requirement violations. Secondly, to alert both parties to the quality of and adherence to the safety measures Read More

  • A Case for Fall Protection Education

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 666 workers in 2011, or about 14% of all fatal work injuries. Falls to lower level accounted for 541 of those fatalities. In 451 of those cases, the height of the fall was reported. Of those 451 cases, about one in four (115) occurred after a fall of 10 feet or less. Another Read More

  • Fall Protection and Scaffold OSHA Violations

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    Roped onto safety If you are in construction, some of the things you should always place an importance on are fall safety and the use of fall protection equipment.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that a total of 7,250 fall safety infractions occurred in 2012. This Read More

  • OSHA Electric Power Transmission and Protective Equipment Updates

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has a new set of updates that will be coming in this year. This seems to be a big one and you should be checking these out. These updates cover the final ruling on Electric Power Transmission and Distribution as well as Electrical Protective Equipment. In case you haven’t been following this (which is understandable, since life Read More

  • What you need to comply with ladder regulations

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    Let’s take a minute to jump to a regulation near the bottom of the list, but just as important. The eighth most cited OSHA regulation of 2012 involved ladder violations. Ladders can be invaluable pieces of equipment. They allow workers to gain access to difficult-to-reach-areas and can make performing a maintenance job easier. However, they also carry a certain amount of danger. Workers can fall and Read More

  • How to avoid OSHA’s #1 cited violation - fall protection

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    In 2012, the #1 most frequently cited OSHA violation was the failure of employers in the construction industry to provide their workers with appropriate fall protection equipment. Not only did this rank at the top of the list for number of violations, it also ranked #1 in terms of the highest penalties of the year. What’s worse is that falls are the second leading cause of fatalities in Read More

  • Top 10 OSHA violations of 2012

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    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released its list of the top 10 most frequently cited violations of 2012. The top 10 violations were: 1. OSHA Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) 2. Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) 3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR Read More

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