With about 100 exhibitors from 17 nations on 58,000 square feet of net space, the second staging of TOS+H (Turkish Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition) will be more international and larger than before. Exhibiting nations include Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Germany, France, India, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Spain and Sri Lanka as well as Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
An employee of a Massachusetts gutter cleaning company was working on a rooftop Nov. 29, 2015 when he fell, first striking a lower roof 11 feet below his original location, then falling another 15 to the ground.
Start with research. If you’re not comfortable with the statistics, facts, and requirements regard falls, you’re not going to be able to deliver them in a convincing manner. If you’re not comfortable delivering the information, find somebody who is. This doesn’t have to be a one-man show.
The Latchways Mini Personal Fall Limiter is the most compact, lightweight self-retracting lanyard ever developed. This PFL uses multiple spring radial energy-absorbing technology to eliminate the need for an external energy-absorber outside of the housing, making it the smallest SRL available.
Inspect your equipment before each use.
Replace defective equipment. If there is any doubt about the safety of the equipment, do not use it and refer questionable defects to your supervisor.
Replace any equipment, including ropes, involved in a fall. Refer any questionable defects to your supervisor or check with the manufacturer.
Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in longshoring operations.