Fall protection equipment is critically important to help keep workers safe while working-at-height. But, while today’s fall protection equipment user understands the need to use a full body harness, they also seem to have an unquenchable thirst for comfort from their harness. Therefore, harness manufactures have tried to keep the necessary safety components intact while addressing comfort in many ways.
A bump cap, a hard hat and a climbing style helmet walk into a bar. Just kidding. But in all seriousness, if you were wearing any one of these three types of head protection products and did walk into a bar, they could all protect your head in some way. But how much? Do you know the differences between these
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Since OSHA Stand-Down is coming right up, a major thing to keep in mind while you are training is to evaluate your inventory to make sure it’s up to date with all the new OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces requirements as well as other regulatory changes you may be subject to. For instance, did you realize that as of
Back on March 25, 2016, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the final rule on two new standards to help protect workers and control their exposure to respirable crystalline silica, one for the construction industry and one for general industry/maritime. The 29 CFR 1926.1153 construction standard’s requirements became enforceable on September 23, 2017, except for the requirements
It is estimated that more than 2.3 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to dust containing crystalline silica — with nearly 90% of those workers employed in the construction industry. However, you still may not be clear on the details of the silica regulation and what it means for your team. If you’re a little confused or
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Training, training, training – As a health and safety professional, you are responsible for ensuring your employees return home safe each night. Training is a constant part of protecting your work force and your company’s integrity.… As you probably know, effective January 17, 2017, the new OSHA Walking Working final rule adds requirements that employers ensure