Articles by Craig Firl

ANSI fall protection standards are more demanding than you may think

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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

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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
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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
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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

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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

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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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