Fall Protection

  • Scaffolding, Roofs, Ladders, and More: 6th Annual Stand-Down Almost Here

    CPWR has posted many resources on its Stand-Down website, including a five-day plan for getting workers to focus on falls during the week. Among the suggestions the organization makes are to use CPWR-NIOSH infographics, CPRW fatality maps, and NIOSH and state Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation reports to focus workers' attention on identifying fall hazards.

  • Many Organizations Marked Workers' Memorial Day 2019

    This memorial wall was erected to honor the 29 miners who died in the Upper Big Branch Mine South explosion on April 5, 2010. (MSHA photo)

    ASSP is encouraging widespread involvement in upcoming workplace safety campaigns that began April 28 with the observance of Workers' Memorial Day. "We often take for granted that our families will be safe and healthy at the end of the work day," ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, said. "But that assumption is far from reality, given the many who are lost every day around the world as a result of work-related incidents."


News & Articles

  • ASSP and NIOSH Renew Partnership for Five Years

    "We have a common mission to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, so we want to benefit from each other's experience and combine resources where possible to improve occupational safety and health performance," ASSP President Rixio Medina said.

  • OSHA Partnership Signed for Wisconsin Construction Project

    The partners will focus on falls, electrical safety, silica exposure, and safe practices for steel erectors and aerial boom lifts.

  • ISEA Launches 2019 Safety at Heights Campaign

    Falling and being struck by dropped objects are among the top causes of injuries and fatalities in the workplace, with dropped objects the third leading cause of construction-industry injuries, according to OSHA.

  • OSHA, Partners Set for Sixth National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down

    The sixth annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, which takes place May 6-10, will focus on preventing falls in construction, as falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the industry.

  • 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.


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 'Band of Brothers' #ClimberConversation Video

    NATE's first #ClimberConversation video of 2019 shines a spotlight on the camaraderie that develops between tower technician crews. The video was released at the 2019 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, a conference that NATE actively participated in. The #ClimberConversation volume 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 a new pipeline of workers into the industry. The video, titled "Band of Brothers," includes testimonial footage from tower technicians talking about the special family-type bonds that occur when working at tower sites and traveling with fellow crew members. NATE encourages tower technicians and industry stakeholders to actively participate in this campaign by posting the video on their respective social networking platforms using the hashtag #ClimberConversation. NATE also encourages industry workers to share their comments through social interaction on the association’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

  • 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.


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