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Roofers exposed to fall hazards by repeat violator

Four employees of Affordable Exteriors Inc. were routinely exposed to dangerous fall hazards while completing a residential roofing job for homebuilder Hildy Homes in Elkhorn. OSHA has cited Affordable Exteriors for two willful violations, carrying proposed penalties of $140,000, for failure to provide required fall protection and fall protection training.


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Residential construction industry can find fall protection info in new online inventory

A Washington University at St. Louis research team supported by Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has created an online inventory of fall protection devices suitable for use in residential construction.


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Prepare for confined space perils

A welder in a water tank. A farmer in a grain bin. A city worker in a manhole. These people face a similar peril — they’re all working in a confined space.


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Use of PPE vending machines is exploding

Organizations across all sizes and industries are looking for ways to cut costs from their operations, and a large number are turning to inventory management solutions.


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Philly bricklayers exposed to 30 feet falls at residential construction sites

T and S Masonry fined $100,560

Bricklayers were exposed to fall hazards as high as 30 feet above the ground while creating the exterior finish of new single-family dwellings at two work sites in Philadelphia, according to workplace safety and health citations issued against Vyacheslav Leshko, doing business as T and S Masonry LLC.


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OSHA guidelines for keeping workers safely on their feet

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths.


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New product announcement from Capital Safety

Nano-Lok™ Extended Length: Introducing the Nano-Lok Extended Length - provides up to 33% more lifeline to the user, based on hook configuration. The additional length increases the anchorage options for the user and further establishes Nano-Lok as the most versatile personal SRL on the market.


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GREENLINE Gangways available in custom dimensions

Benko Products Inc., the industry’s leading access and fall protection equipment manufacturer for tank trucks and rail cars, is pleased to announce that its line of GREENLINE Gangways are available in custom widths, lengths and finishes to meet the most challenging applications.


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In Florida: 17 feet up and no fall protection

More than $70K in penalties proposed by OSHA

Residential framing and siding contractor Southern Wood Works LLC has been cited by OSHA for five safety violations following an August 2014 inspection at a residence in Watersound. Citations were issued to the Freeport, Fla.-based company for failing to provide employees with fall protection equipment and exposure to falls from heights of up to 17 feet.


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Bosco Custom Homes exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards

OSHA finds lack of fall protection at 3 residential job sites

Bosco Custom Homes Inc. has again been cited for failure to provide fall protection to workers on three separate residential framing projects. OSHA has cited the company for 30 violations, including three willful, 20 serious and seven repeat safety violations. Proposed penalties total $174,240.


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Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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