ANSI (United States) and CSA (Canada) standards have, for almost four decades, provided best practices for safe, reliable access to work at height and have delivered a consistent benchmark for safe machine design in North America.
To help reduce same-level slip, trip and fall incidents, OSHA recently a provision to the walking-working surface rules for facilities to conduct regular inspections of all walking-working surfaces. This, coupled with the new requirement to fix any hazards that are found will help prevent slip, trip and fall incidents.
Petzl will showcase innovative, ANSI-compliant Y-lanyard, harness and helmet at ASSE Safety 2017 Exposition, June 19-21 in Denver, Colorado.
“Petzl is committed to providing ‘solution-based’ products and solutions for work-at-height professionals,” said Michel Goulet, professional division manager for Petzl America.
3M Personal Safety Division will showcase its latest innovations in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), booth #1005, in Denver beginning Monday, June 19. In addition to the debut of new products and services, 3M will also address OSHA’s final rule to update general industry walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards with presentations and demonstrations.
“Wow, this harness is really comfortable, those are the words you want to hear when field testing a harness, and this is exactly what we heard” said Jeff Shipley Director of Marketing for FallTech. As an innovator in Fall Protection Equipment for workers at heights, FallTech has launched their new Advanced ComforTech Gel line of harnesses.
Last week wasn’t a good one for New York City’s construction industry, which has come under increasing criticism for taking safety shortcuts under pressure from high-end developers eager to capitalize on the city’s building boom.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions announced today that the company has released over 300 courses that are accessible from smartphones, tablets and laptops. The courseware is built using HTML5 technology and delivers full-screen video and a streamlined interface to provide an enriched learning experience. Featuring award-winning and SCORM-compliant content, the curriculum covers the latest workplace safety, human resources and maintenance issues.
Standing on rooftops and rebar are facts of life in the construction industry, but fatal falls from these heights do not have to be. In the United States each year, 10,000 construction workers are seriously injured from falls at the worksite (1). In 2015 alone, 350 construction workers perished due to falls, accounting for nearly 40% of all construction sector fatalities (2).
OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction takes place next week, May 8-12. It’s a voluntary event during which employers are asked to take a break – or “stand down” – and have a conversations with their workers about fall hazards and fall prevention. It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about fall hazards they see on the job.
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