In a product area that has evolved rapidly over the last decade, the ten-year-old standard guiding fall protection use was in need of an update.
That assessment by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) led to the formation of a Z359 Committee, which developed new sub-standards that address fall restraint systems, work positioning systems, rope access systems, fall arrest systems and rescue systems.
An investigation that began after an OSHA compliance officer observed a roofing employee working on low slope roofs without fall protection turned up the information that it wasn’t first time the company had exposed its workers to life-threatening falls.
A new innovation in full-body harnesses is available for work-at-height professionals that require fall protection. The Freedom Harness™, developed and engineered by CMC and Roco, is a figure-8 style fall protection harness that integrates a patent-pending SwitchPoint System™ for improving the comfort and mobility of a suspended worker in a post-fall scenario.
Dorchester, Massachusetts-based contractor Roof Kings LLC exposed employees to life-threatening falls - more than 45 feet off the ground - over a three-day period as they worked at a Haverhill church, federal workplace safety and health inspectors found.
A new standard aimed at protecting workers who install, alter or maintain communication towers offers the first comprehensive approach reducing injuries and saving lives in industry that has rapidly expanded in recent years, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
Material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer, Wildeck, Inc., has introduced a new e-commerce website at www.wildeckpartsnow.com to allow customers to view and purchase genuine Wildeck® repair and/or replacement parts for its extensive line of products with the initial focus being VRC parts (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors).
Despite advances in safety for construction workers across a variety of settings, those who must use elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and aerial work platforms (AWPs) to perform their job duties remain at risk.
One of two workers who fell out of an elevated man lift parked under the West Seattle Bridge has died. The accident happened shortly early on a Friday morning. The arm of the lift, which was raised at the time of the accident, was struck by a box truck traveling on an off-ramp.
The owner of a Bensonhurst, NY construction company and his businesses have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges stemming from an incident at a Coney Island construction site in April 2015 that left a 50-year-old construction worker dead, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters announced.