Articles by Craig Firl

ANSI fall protection standards are more demanding than you may think

July 9, 2013
After more than 70 years of safety standards, rules and regulations being put in place, workers at height are still experiencing fatal falls and serious injuries.

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Correcting 3 myths about confined spaces

December 4, 2012
Confined spaces present some of the most challenging environments for any safety professional.

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No margin for error

Don’t miscalculate fall clearance & swing fall hazards
July 3, 2012
Fall clearance and swing fall hazards are critical issues that are often overlooked when working at height.

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Fall in line

5 steps to comply with residential roofing regs
May 3, 2012
OSHA’s new fall protection regulations for the U.S. residential construction industry will be in full effect in September. Are you prepared?

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Bridging the gap

July 8, 2010
Appropriate selection of anchorage connectors as a part of a complete personal fall arrest system can address many fall protection challenges in bridge construction.
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The ins and outs of confined space safety

December 1, 2007
Confined space entry is a specialized, niche area for fall protection equipment. Specific elements are required to assure the utmost safety in what can be a high-risk situation.
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