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Alabama worker falls into acid-filled tank

OSHA: Company ignored hazards

A worker at WKW Erbsloeh North America Inc.'s Alabama facility was helping with tank maintenance when he slipped, fell backwards, and became submerged himself in a tank filled with highly corrosive phosphoric and sulfuric acid.


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Lineman in training plunges 75 feet to his death in Nevada

Regs require fall protection for trainees at 4 feet

A trainee at a Las Vegas-based energy company died in September of last year after falling 75 feet from a horizontal ladder being used as a temporary platform between a transmission tower and a live 500-kilovolt transmission line.


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Top products of the week

From restricted space fall protection to a swing-activated eye and eye/face wash unit, here are the top products of the week as featured on ISHN.com:


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Restricted Space Fall Protection

The Restricted Space Fall Protection is free standing, easily portable and provides fall protection for up to 2 workers. Up to 35’high, a reach of up to 10’ and rotating anchor davits, the system provides unmatched flexibility and safe working area.


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Roofing worker breaks neck in fall

Conte Roofing Co. cited

A call from the Moonachie, NJ Police Department last October alerted OSHA to a serious accident at a worksite – caused by a hazard that the agency has focused considerable resources on reducing.


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Worker's roller coaster fall at Legoland leads to court

The operators of Legoland have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker fell from a walkway on a roller-coaster ride, breaking his shoulder and several ribs. Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, registered in Poole, Dorset,(UK) was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after it investigated the incident at Legoland in Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire, on 1 June 2011.


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On site fall hazard assessment from 3M

Failure to protect workers from fall hazards has been OSHA's top cited workplace safety violation for the past 2 years! Let 3M, the name you trust in safety, help you take the necessary steps to achieve fall protection compliance.


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Fall protection standards summary

Unconventional surfaces, PPE requirements

Lion Technology Inc. strives to provide the most up-to-date, accurate information both in the classroom and through weekly newsletters and blog articles. Here is a recent article on fall protection standards from that blog.


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A worker's fall costs company $62k

Construction sector is one of New Zealand's most dangerous

A Wellington, New Zealand company has been fined over a subcontractor's five-and-a-half metre fall at work, according to TVNZ. The worker received a broken pelvis and facial injuries in the fall while installing plant and equipment at Silver Fern Farms' Te Aroha freezing works following significant fire damage in January last year.


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Q&A with fall protection expert Nigel Ellis

Firefighters, ladders and skylights: What you need to know

Topic: Firefighters. Q) Has your company ever worked with firefighters to address their specific fall protection needs while performing their daily work duties? How so?


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The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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