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Plastering subcontractor repeatedly exposed workers to fall hazards

Roma Construction cited for 12 repeat and serious safety violations
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Roma Construction Inc., a stucco plastering subcontractor of Monticello Homes, is being cited for five repeat and seven serious violations by OSHA. The Texas company exposed workers to falls hazards of up to 20 feet as a result of improper scaffolding at the Hastings Ridge at Kinder Ranch residential development. The proposed penalty is $79,200.


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Top products of the week

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Products using the latest technologies to improve fall protection, hearing protection and dust collection were in this week’s top EHS-related products, as posted on ISHN.com.


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FallTech launches two new non-penetrating specialty anchors for building maintenance

Quick and easy fall protection solutions for workers performing maintenance and construction work on external surfaces of buildings
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FallTech, a leading manufacturer of fall protection products built for all industries where workers are exposed to falls from elevation, today announced the launch of two new non-penetrating specialty anchors – FallTech’s Parapet Wall Clamp and Window/Door Opening anchors.


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Georgia peanut processor exposed workers to falls, amputations

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McCleskey Mills Inc. has been cited by OSHA for 28 safety and health violations for exposing workers to amputations, falls and other safety hazards. The agency initiated the February 2014 inspection at the peanut processing plant in Rochelle after receiving a complaint. Proposed penalties total $72,553.


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Ill. builder shows “consistent reluctance” to follow safety standards

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For the fifth time in five years, Miller Building Systems LLC has been cited by OSHA for exposing workers to fall and overhead hazards. In a bit of numeric irony, proposed penalties total $55,000.


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FallTech releases two new specialty permanent anchors for wood frame construction

Permanent truss and wall anchors combine to create a complete rooftop system
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FallTech, a leading manufacturer of fall protection products built for all industries where workers are exposed to falls from elevation, today announced the release of two new specialty permanent anchors for wood frame construction – The Permanent Truss and Wall Anchor.


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“Training is critical” for new communication tower workers, says OSHA chief

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"Employers and cell tower owners and operators must make sure workers are properly trained and protected, said OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels in issuing a directive to keep communication tower workers safe. The directive follows an alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower work sites, according to OSHA.


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Capital Safety acquires Fall Protection Group, Inc.

Company expands business in Alberta, Canada
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Capital Safety™, home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands, today announced that it has acquired Fall Protection Group Inc.,  a Calgary, Alberta based company committed to industry leading training for at-height workers. Capital Safety is a global leader in fall protection and height safety.


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FallTech’s DuraTech 10’ Web self-retracting device

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Third-party tested, and compliant with ANSI Z359.14, the DuraTech 10’ Web SRD features a glass-reinforced polycarbonate housing; premium abrasion-resistant webbing and fast activating inertial brake system.


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OSHA issues new directive to keep communication tower workers safe

Communication towers are on the agency's regulatory agenda
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OSHA has updated its Communications Tower directive regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. This follows an alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower work sites.


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