News & Views Month: May 2019
Safety Takes a Vacation
When packing and making plans for a work road trip or vacation, don’t forget toinclude “Safety” in all your preparations and activities. Vacations offer time to escape from everyday concerns and provide time to rest and rejuvenate our bodies and minds. However, many of the hazards associated with everyday life will also follow you on your travels, so be sure to include “Safety” in all your plans. Even seasoned "road warriors" need to prepare for safe and secure travels. Continue Reading →
Fall Protection Awareness – “New Cage, Fixed Ladder Standards
New Ladder Safety StandardsThe new rule brought forward by OSHA sets out a requirement for employers to haveladder safety or personal fall arrest systems for fixed ladders that extend more than 24feet. It phases out the use of cages or wells for fall protection, and everything is to beimplemented under a very precise timeline. The revised ruling establishes a phase out of ladder wells and cages over the next 20years per OSHA 1910.128(b)(9)(i). Continue Reading →
Fall Protection Awareness
In the United States there are two regulatory agencies that can cite employers for not properly protecting employees. Both agencies fall under the United States Department of Labor; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). These regulatory agencies are responsible for enforcing the safety and health laws to protect employees. Continue Reading →
Fall Prevention – National Safety Stand Down
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366 of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in 2017 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. Continue Reading →
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