Rugged structural steel designs allow users to choose from three levels protection to guard warehouse rack from fork truck impact
March 20, 2017
Material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer, Wildeck, Inc., has announced a new family of structural steel end-of-aisle rack protectors to guard against fork truck impact at rack aisle corners in busy storage facilities, warehouses, and distribution centers.
This month is National Ladder Safety Month, but ladder safety is a year-round priority at NIOSH where scientists study how to prevent ladder-related falls. In a new study published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, a “walk-through” ladder was comparable in safety to regular ladders tested in the NIOSH Virtual Reality Laboratory in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The injury rate was twice as high among workers age 24 and younger than it was among those ages 45 and older. However, workers over the age of 50 more often experienced serious injuries and had a higher proportion of falls resulting in fractures.
On January 17, 2017, OSHA’s new Walking-Working Surfaces Rule took effect, updating OSHA regulations that have been in place for nearly a half century. OSHA’s new rule, commonly referred to as the “Slips, Trips and Falls” rule, actually revises and updates two historic OSHA standards — the Walking-Working Surfaces regulations at Subpart D and the Personal Fall Protection regulations at Subpart I of OSHA’s General Industry Standards (29 C.F.R. Part 1910).
New Honeywell Miller® TurboLite™ Edge Personal Fall Limiters are designed to protect workers in situations that involve an edge and require a foot-level tie-off
March 6, 2017
Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced a new line of personal fall limiters (PFLs) designed to prevent a severed lifeline and to protect a worker in the event of a fall, which could lead to severe injuries or death for construction workers and others working at height.
The new Honeywell Miller TurboLite Edge Series provides workers with a versatile offering including models for both sharp and smooth edge applications in a wide range of working lengths.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to Dunn Paper Inc., in Port Huron for safety and health violations. MIOSHA inspectors determined that the company failed to adequately protect workers from amputation hazards posed by cooling fan blades, spinning flywheels and belts and pulleys.
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. offers resources for every stage of compliance
March 2, 2017
One ladder is all it takes for a general industry workplace to be affected by OSHA’s new Walking-Working Surfaces Final Rule (Subpart D). J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of safety and compliance solutions, has introduced a wide variety of regulatory resources to help companies simplify compliance with this nearly universal rule.
Employers and workers are invited to participate in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, to be held May 8-12. Sponsored by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training, the weeklong outreach event encourages employers and workers to pause during the work day to talk about fall hazards and prevention.
FallTech®, an innovator in fall protection products, announces an update to the Contractor+ family of harnesses. “The updates to the Contractor+ are a result from the feedback we captured from users of the prior version of the Contractor harness”, said Shatiana Griffin, Marketing Specialist for FallTech.