Articles by Jim Hutter

“Short and cheap” is not the best fall protection training

September 5, 2013
Equipping at-height workers with quality, job-specific gear is only half the battle.

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Fall protection: What to do when the worst happens

November 1, 2012
Good news: An increasing number of employers are outfitting at-height workers with fall protection equipment and providing the training to use it correctly.

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Keep safe in a small space

Guidelines for awareness, equipment & rescue
December 5, 2011
While it may not appear dangerous at first glance, a confined space entry can be one of the most hazardous workplace situations. 

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Fall protection: Is your program evolving or falling behind?

May 26, 2011
At last year’s National Safety Council Congress and Expo, OSHA presenters noted that fall protection was the agency’s second-most cited violation category. That’s no surprise — fall protection consistently ranks among OSHA’s highest number of inspections and total fines.
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Don't become a statistic

March 2, 2011
Did you know OSHA estimates that more than 200,000 general industry establishments in the U.S. — employing around 12 million people — have confined spaces? Among those sites, approximately 1.6 million people enter confined spaces every year.
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Guard workers from danger

December 6, 2010

During an emergency, the effective use of equipment can mean the difference between injury and safety, or even between life and death.

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TRAINING STRATEGIES: Minimize hazards at heights

October 8, 2009
An effective fall protection training program is easy to identify if you know what to look for. Here are five best practices for comprehensive training.
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Hanging in a harness

June 9, 2009
Whenever a fall arrest system has been identified as the appropriate control method for a fall hazard, a rescue plan must be in place.
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TRAINING STRATEGIES: Confined space learning objectives

April 7, 2009
Your instructor should come up with specific learning objectives (six are provided here) for your course and create a customized lesson plan that focuses on your needs.
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Confined space training

April 1, 2008
In my years of training, here are three of the most common oversights that I’ve seen related to fall protection in the confined space sector.
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