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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 (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 …

Scissor Lifts: An Efficient Alternative to Ladders

- July 9, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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If you’re in the construction business or warehousing industry, you’ve likely had an occasion to use a scissor lift to reach an elevated area. When this equipment is used in the manner that it was designed, it’s quite safe. It …  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 …