Fall Protection


News & Articles

  • Washington State Construction Safety Day Set for May 11

    During the Puyallup event, which will run from 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., speakers will cover topics including fall protection, trenching, biohazards, lockout/tagout, and silica exposure prevention.

  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training Program Announced

    The course will provide industry-specific training that includes fire safety, safety in confined spaces, and fall hazards, with an API-U certificate issued upon completion of the course.

  • Fifth Stand-Down on Preventing Construction Falls Set for May 7-11

    "The Stand-Down is not limited only to construction industry trades," Dean McKenzie, director of OSHA's Directorate of Construction, and Christine M. Branche, Ph.D., FACE, principal associate director of NIOSH and director of its Office of Construction Safety and Health, said in an email. "Each year, large corporations and small companies have joined us to make this effort a success."

  • UK Company Fined $1.2 Million After Worker Fell from Ladder

    A window installer working for Safestyle UK was attempting to install a first-floor rear bedroom window when the ladder he was on slipped. The ladder was not footed or tied and the worker fell from a height of more than 3 meters. The employee sustained a broken kneecap that required surgery.

  • Fall Protection Training - Protective Equiment Alone is Not Enough to Keep Workers Safe

    In 2016, a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States, a 7% increase from the fatal injuries reported in 2015.1 This is the third consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities in the United States.

  • Fatal Fall Brings $40,096 Fine

    OSHA investigated the company after an employee installing patio screen enclosures died from a fall. L.I. Aluminum was issued four serious citations for failing to provide fall protection to employees working at heights of 10 feet or more; exposing employees to falls; and failing to train employees on fall hazards and the proper use of ladders.


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

  • 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.

  • MSA G1 iTIC: Approved & Shipping

    The breakthrough MSA G1 Integrated TIC gives fire departments the opportunity to cost effectively equip every firefighter with thermal imaging technology. Now approved and shipping. www.msafire.com/breathe.

  • NATE #ClimberConnection Video on ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard

    The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) recently released a safety video highlighting the new ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard. The 2017 video is the first to debut as part of Volume 2 of the NATE Climber Connection series. The A10.48 Standard – Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures has been described as a game changer for the industry because it has the distinction of being the first comprehensive standard encompassing the entire tower construction, service, and maintenance industry. The Climber Connection Volume 2 video includes an overview of the A10.48 Standard and includes practical information on gin poles and rigging class guidelines for the industry to follow in accordance with the standard. The video also includes epic aerial views and footage of hard working tower crews in action at a communications tower site. Spread the word using #ClimberConnection!


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