With less than three weeks to go before its National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, the “Events” section on the portion of the OSHA website devoted to the stand down is largely empty.
The following states show no Stand-Down activities listed:
FallTech®, an innovator and leader in Fall Protection Equipment for workers at heights has re-engineered and is launching an update to their work-duty harness, the Journeyman FLEX. “When re-engineering the Journeyman FLEX harness line we had to keep an eye on the attributes of the product that have made it a success with the American Worker – A tough harness at a good value”, said Jeff Shipley Director of Marketing.
This month, Electrical Solutions (es-pub.com) is putting the spotlight on MSA Latchways® cable-based fall protection system.
As a total fall protection solution, MSA's vertical lifeline system comes in response to new and revised OSHA fall and arc-flash protective standards and PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements.
Petzl VERTEX® VENT Hi-Viz, $114.95 ANSI-certified
With its strong chin strap, the VERTEX VENT helmet sets the standard in head protection for workers at height. It has ventilation holes with sliding shutters to allow the ventilation to be adjusted as needed. Its six-point textile suspension ensures maximum comfort, and its CenterFit adjustment system adjusts the headband and keeps the helmet centered on the head.
Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction set for May 8-12
April 7, 2017
It is that time of year again where both employers and workers are invited to participate in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction during the week of May 8-12, a combined effort by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), among other partners. This event offers a unique opportunity for public and private sector, small and large business employers to stop work and dedicate time to openly discuss fall hazards and how to prevent them with their workers.
When a framing contractor on an apartment project in San Antonio, Texas balked recently at having its workers use fall protection – based on the argument that he never used fall protection in residential construction – the construction management company overseeing the project lowered the boom.
PS DOORS will showcase its ANSI-compliant SAFEMEZZ360™ mezzanine safety gate and its new Loading Dock Safety Gate at this year’s ProMat show in Chicago, Illinois from April 3-6, 2017. As part of PS DOORS’ Safety Access™ line of products, both gates are designed to reduce accidents and increase material handling efficiency.
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.
FallTech, a leader in personal safety fall protection products has announced the launch of a new family of DuraTech Self-Retracting Devices with a side cable payout; a new generation of SRD. This new SRD is designed with a smoother extension and retraction of the cable that assists in reducing nuisance lock-up allowing workers to move more efficiently on the jobsite allowing for increased productivity.
During this 60 minute, informative webinar presented by Safety Products Group, makers of BlueWater Rooftop Safety Solutions, and Fabenco In-Plant Safety Solutions, the issue of rooftop fall protection and prevention will be addressed. What is actually up on your facility’s roof that may be a fall hazard? What should you look for the next time you or one of your contractors is up on the roof to stay safe? What steps can you take to ensure your company and its people are always protected on your roof? Read More
The American Society of Safety Engineers is offering a virtual symposium to help occupational safety and health professionals better understand the sweeping changes OSHA recently made to its final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection standards in relation to slip, trip and fall hazards. Read More