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The Right Mat System Can Help You Avoid Slips and Falls

- January 21, 2020 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Slips and falls are leading causes of workplace injuries. So, what is it that is causing employees to slip and fall?  Slips result when there is not enough friction between a person’s footwear and the floor surface—the low friction is …  Read more …

How to Prevent Falls During Roof Top Work

- April 25, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Many of our policyholders have reasons for their employees to be on a roof at some point. Sometimes it’s to inspect the roof, or perhaps it’s to service an air conditioning unit. In some cases, it may be for something …  Read more …

Phasing Out Ladder Cages

- December 11, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP (View all posts by Erin)
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Did you know that part of the new General Industry Working Walking Surface Standard applies to fixed cages for ladders that are 24′ or greater above a lower level? Ladder cages as an acceptable form of fall protection are being …  Read more …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part IV: Floor Matting

- July 19, 2018 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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Floor matting has long been recognized as an effective strategy to capture contaminants from footwear and provide an improved coefficient of friction near liquid sources. This blog will review the various types of matting and provide guidance for maximizing their …  Read more …

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

- May 15, 2018 by Brian Piñon, CSP (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 …