OSHA cites Design Plastering Inc., Design Plastering West LLC for multiple violations
November 20, 2015
A fall from a third-story balcony killed 44-year-old Jorge Carrion Torres as he worked on the exterior of an apartment complex on May 14, 2015. Torres, who had been on the job for one month, was applying stucco underlayment to the balcony walls when the incident occurred.
Safety in the communications tower industry will be the focus of "Tower Week," an international event running from Nov. 2 to Nov. 6, 2015. Organized by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association (PASMA), Tower Week was established to promote the safe use of towers and bring focus to ideas, the exchange of information and the development of height safety in general.
Safety as an industry is somewhat slow to adopt new technology. Years after the release of a popular smartphone app that streamlines jobsite inspection, it is almost a given that a site safety manager uses the app today. After my initial chuckles about the Apple Watch release, I started to think about wearable tech’s application for safety. Specifically, how could a wearable device, like the Apple Watch, impact worker safety?
The new Miller Fall Protection catalog offers in-depth product descriptions and additional support for those who need to perform their jobs efficiently and safely while working at height. Miller offers technologically advanced, yet easy-to-work-with products designed to meet a variety of applications or environments.
J&M Metro General Contracting Corp. failed to provide lifesaving protections
October 9, 2015
Vidal Sanchez fell to his death at a Brooklyn work site on April 1, 2015. It should not have happened. The 51-year-old laborer, who worked for Brooklyn-based J&M Metro General Contracting Corp., fell while raking freshly poured concrete at the unprotected 6th floor edge of a building under construction at 360 Neptune Ave. in Brighton Beach.
Dual energy absorbing system delivers maximum capacity and below D-ring tie-off
September 30, 2015
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 the FallTech DuraTech® 9’ MAX web SRD.
OSHA cites GBW Railcar Services for not providing safe platform
September 30, 2015
A 55-year-old carman fell more than 12 feet to the ground after his aerial lift collapsed. The worker had been standing on an elevated platform to install a canopy on a railcar, but the platform could not support his weight.
All-new, full-body safety harness designed and tested with third-party research offers real, measurable comfort and safety for at-height workers
September 28, 2015
Capital Safety, a global leader in fall protection, confined space and rescue equipment and home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands, has launched its latest fall protection and safety innovation, the DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA harness.