Fall Protection

  • Leaning into Construction Safety

    Although adopting Lean is ultimately something of a paradigm shift for most companies, getting started is easy. (Southland Industries photo)

    Lean principles ensure everyone is on the same page from day one of a project and that each team member maintains a shared understanding of tasks, risks, goals, and procedures throughout construction.

  • Ladder Safety Month: Ladder Safety Tips

    Make sure the weight rating of the ladder you choose is greater than your weight and all of the clothes, tools, and equipment you will be wearing/carrying. (Little Giant Ladder Systems photo)

    When climbed properly, a ladder in good condition will never be the cause of the accident.


News & Articles

  • New Chairs Announced for Z359, A10 Standards Committees

    Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP, is the new chair of the Z359 Fall Protection Committee and John Johnson, CSP, is the new chair of the A10 Safety Requirements for Construction and Demolition Operations Committee. Both will serve three-year terms that can be reaffirmed for longer periods of service by the committees.

  • Far Too Many Fatal Falls

    The latest BLS CFOI data showed 747 construction trades workers died in 2017, and that fatal falls were at their highest level in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

  • Four Companies Finalists for Ohio BWC Innovation Awards

    The four finalists for the 2019 Safety Innovation Awards are the Francis Manufacturing Company, J&R Farms, TERYDON Inc., and Yoder Drilling & Geothermal Inc.

  • NYC Department of Buildings Sets May Conference Date

    This year's build safe│live safe Conference on Friday, May 10, will be a daylong series of seminars in which department experts discuss industry trends and highlight safe construction operations.

  • OSHA Partnership in Place for Rhode Island Construction Project

    The partnership with Dimeo Construction Company seeks to educate workers, control or eliminate serious hazards, and establish effective safety and health programs for the project, which broke ground in June 2018. It is the largest current construction project in Rhode Island.

  • Ohio BWC Awards Safety Grants to 35 Employers

    Thirty-five employers will share $891,979 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses, the agency announced Jan. 29.


Products

  • Safety Grip™: The Ideal Anti-Slip Solution

    Safety Grip™: The Ideal Anti-Slip Solution

    Heskins Safety Grip™ is water-resistant anti-slip solution, ideal for various applications. It is produced in 3 different grades: Standard, Coarse and X-Coarse, each of which achieve a different grip level to suit your needs. Standard Safety Grip™ is available in over 10 colors, including hazard color combination such as black/yellow or red/white.

  • Gorbel E-book Provides Comprehensive Guide to Fall Protection

    Gorbel E-book Provides Comprehensive Guide to Fall Protection

    With falls routinely listed among the most common workplace dangers, it is critical to have a fall protection plan in place. Yet with so many factors at play, fall protection is a difficult-to-understand category. Gorbel’s NEW Fall Protection E-book is your go-to guide for tips, recommendations, regulations, assessment tools, planning overviews, and emergency rescue strategies.

  • Fall Protection/Prevention

    The Gravity Utility Full Body Harness from MSA Safety is designed to self-extinguish quickly to prevent melting or dripping in the event of an arc flash.


Videos

  • NATE 'Be Your Brother's Keeper' Tower Rescue Video

    NATE's "Be Your Brother's Keeper" video focuses on the importance of the planning, procedures, equipment, and training necessary to perform a successful tower rescue. The video was unveiled as part of Volume 3 of the association's popular Climber Connection series, made its debut during the AGL Local Summit in Kansas City, Mo. The video includes an interview with an experienced industry safety instructor walking through a rescue scenario and discussing the measures that must be planned for and implemented in order to successfully perform a rescue of a technician working on a communications tower. The video also includes live mock demonstrations highlighting different rescue options and techniques available to utilize by trained personnel working at a tower site. "It is paramount that all tower crews working in the industry receive consistent rescue training and refresher training in accordance with the NATE Tower Climber Training Standard guidelines," said Denise Frey from D&A Construction Management, Inc. in Branford, Conn. "Today's tower technicians are the first responders when it comes to performing a potential rescue of their fellow co-workers on a tower. This NATE video does a great job of providing an overview of the important elements that lead to a safe and successful rescue."

  • "10 Years in the Industry" NATE #ClimberConversation Video

    NATE's latest #ClimberConversation video highlights a tower worker's decade of service in the wireless infrastructure industry, and his views on the importance of training to work safely in the field. The #ClimberConversation video is a companion series to the association's popular #ClimberConnection campaign and is a vital component of NATE's workforce development outreach to promote the profession and attract new workers into the industry. The video, entitled "10 Years in the Industry," includes testimonial footage of a company safety director emphasizing the importance of training and discussing how much he has enjoyed his career working in such a dynamic industry.

  • Grainger Presents: The Language of Safety

    In this Grainger Safety Story, industry veteran Carl Heinlein gives the next generation of safety leaders insight into the value of safety management systems and the power of policy. Hear how he thinks the profession will develop and learn what it really means to have a passion for your profession.


Whitepapers

  • Complying with the OSHA Final Rule Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness

    In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” to revise its recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses regulation. The final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping data included on the 300A, 300, and 301 forms. more