ST. PAUL, Minn. - “According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), fall protection violations once again topped the list for 2015 with 7,402 total violations.” “Safety isn’t something that can be bought. It’s a culture […]. Too often companies invest in safety after a tragic event occurs. Although most companies [sic] recognize the hazards of working at heights, the next
Many personal fall arrest systems rely on lifeline materials (e.g. lanyard) to perform under dangerous conditions where falls from height are a definite possibility. But there are some applications where the use of the wrong product – for example, where a lifeline contacts a sharp edge – can have disastrous results. That’s why it's critically important to make sure you
Working at height can be a risky business. According to U.S. OSHA, “more than 800 construction workers die every year while on the job. Falls are the number one cause of fatalities in construction. Falls cause one of every three construction worker deaths. These falls happen in a split second while workers are on roofs, scaffolds, ladders, bridges, and other
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Traditionally, snap hooks or connectors used in fall protection help provide a secure connection point. However, workers will frequently anchor these connectors incorrectly. In work environments such as construction, tower climbing, scaffolding and steel erection, the use of connectors that are not rated for transverse loads may present inherent risks. If incorrectly anchored, hooks not designed for
Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. There are many different hazards and risks that may exist. For instance, workers may be exposed to mechanical and atmospheric hazards. In certain situations, the temperature cannot be controlled and workers can be exposed to conditions that can cause heat stress. The good thing is, many accidents and injuries can be avoided
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.