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

- May 15, 2018 by Brian Piñon
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 …

Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

- May 1, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM
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Next week, mySafetynews.com will be publish blogs in conjunction with OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week May 7-11, 2018. We encourage all of our insureds to take part in the annual event by focusing on fall prevention. How can you participate? …  Read more …