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Significant developments within OSHA and ANSI safety standards will have a considerable effect on fall protection requirements throughout general industry.
When OSHA published its proposed rule for Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection last year, it was the culmination of a regulatory project that’s been brewing for decades. For the members of the Fall Protection Group of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), it was a mark of success in efforts to get the agency to focus on protecting workers from falls.
General industry and the construction industry have a lot in common when it comes to confined space hazards: the potential for fire, explosion, chemical exposure and oxygen enrichment or deficiency.
From the parking area of Gates Pass, a hilly area aptly called the Tucson Mountains just east of Tucson, Arizona, dotted with thousands of saguaro cacti, a hike up to a ridgeline about a half-mile away looks like a gradual slope, certainly doable.
3-D ETC (3-D Experiential Training Company) has reached a new milestone using its immersive 3-D technology for safety training.
Have you heard the term “FR clothing” and asked yourself, “What does the ‘FR’ stand for?” The ‘FR’ in FR clothing means ‘flame resistant.’ By definition, flame resistance is the ability of a material, in this case clothing, to self extinguish once the ignition source is removed. It also prevents the spread of flames.
Electrical safety is a serious issue and it is imperative that plant managers, safety managers, facility managers, electricians, maintenance personnel and contractors receive proper training on the NFPA 70E-STANDARD for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Having the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) on hand is not enough.
Moving beyond BBS means using today’s technology to make proactive data real time. It hits the desks of safety staff and senior leaders as it happens and is recorded. This way, senior leaders can quickly intervene or can offer recognition for a job well done.
The ease at which a person works with his rescue equipment should be comparable to the ease with which a person operates his car.
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