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NSC supports OSHA’s Fall Safety Stand-Down

Program promotes fall prevention in the workplace

Hundreds of construction workers die each year and thousands more face debilitating injuries due to falls in the workplace. To bring greater attention to this problem, the National Safety Council is supporting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on a Fall Safety Stand-Down taking place May 4-15, 2015.


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What are the causes of ladder falls?

Ladder fall injuries are a persistent hazard both in the workplace and at home. There are five major causes for extension-ladder fall incidents: incorrect ladder setup angle, inappropriate ladder selection, insufficient ladder inspection, improper ladder use, and lack of access to ladder safety tools and information.


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AES Raptor, LLC and Premier Rail Systems INC. introduce new company, leading edge safety, LLC

The merging of two leading edge fall protection companies combining a complete line of fall protection

Falling is easily one of the most dangerous aspects in the roofing and construction industry, when a fall occurs on a jobsite it can often result in serious injury or death. In the efforts to prevent such hazards AES Raptor, LLC of North Kansas City, MO and Premier Rail Systems Inc. of Kansas City, KS are proud to announce the merging of their two companies to create Leading Edge Safety, LLC.


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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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Georgia roofing workers exposed to 24 foot falls

Pablo Lopez of Norcross has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three repeat and one serious safety violation following inspections at two work sites in Milton and Smyrna where employees were performing roofing work without fall protection.


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Texas construction worker dies in fall

Eight companies cited by OSHA

"The cost of providing fall prevention equipment is nominal compared with the senseless loss of life.” Casey Perkins, OSHA's area director in Austin, made that comment in reference to an accident at a condo construction site in Canyon Lake, Texas in which a worker fell 29 feet to his death.


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Three stories up with no fall protection

Employees at Brooklyn demolition site faced potentially fatal falls

Workers demolishing a three-unit, three-story residential building in Brooklyn's Prospect-Lefferts Gardens section were exposed to potentially fatal falls due to their employer's failure to provide and ensure the use of lifesaving fall protection. As a result, OSHA has proposed $45,200 in penalties against Brooklyn contractor US Demco of Brooklyn Inc. for one willful and seven serious violations of workplace safety standards.


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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Changes to NFPA 70E® – What You Need to Know

NFPA ® for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is revised every three years, providing the most up-to-date requirements for safe work practices to reduce exposure to electrical hazards. This program analyzes several significant changes in 70E ® and is designed to clarify the reasoning behind the changes, and assist in determining how the changes impact employees and employers.

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Check out ISHN's March issue, which features articles about moisture wicking technology, toxic gas detection and fall protection.

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