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May 2018

What’s in your Safety Zone, Road Warrior?

- May 30, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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“Well, there goes my great start to the day!”  Those my exact words when the semi-truck driving in front of me had a tire blowout. I’m pretty sure the driver of the semi had similar sentiments. When semi truck’s inner, rear …  Read more …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part III: Slip-Resistant Footwear

- May 15, 2018 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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The use of slip-resistant footwear is a common response to slippery conditions in the workplace. Part III in our Same Level Fall Prevention Series will cover the general effectiveness of this type of footwear, and program elements that will enhance …  Read more …

Falling: It Can Happen to Anyone

- May 10, 2018 by Asher Sweet (View all posts by Asher)
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On a wet day in the spring of 2015, my previous employer had just finished a complete rebuild of our fall protection system for loading rail cars and tractor trailers. This was to help combat a string of fatalities that …  Read more …

Are You Using the Right Fall Protection?

- May 9, 2018 by Wisith Jiengwattana (View all posts by Wisith)
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When working from an elevated scissors lift (ANSI A92.6 series), workers need only be protected from falling by a properly designed and maintained guardrail system. However, if the guardrail system is less than adequate, or the worker leaves the safety …  Read more …

Construction Fall Prevention – Non-Routine Fall Protection

- May 8, 2018 by Mark Yeck (View all posts by Mark)
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During work at heights, non-routine fall hazards are often overlooked in job plans, fall protection plans, and Job Safety Analysis. This can include transitioning from one working level to another before the working levels are finished (and guarded) or leading edge …  Read more …

Preventing Injuries from Falling is as Easy as 1-2-3

- May 7, 2018 by Chris Calleri, CSP (View all posts by Chris)
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Falling from heights continues to be the number one killer of construction workers, with 370 deaths in 2016 (BLS data).  Each one of these fatal injuries were preventable if three simple steps were followed: 1. Plan for the job 2. …  Read more …