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Custom Tower LLC of Scott, La., has been cited by OSHA for one willful safety violation following the death of a worker who fell approximately 125 feet while attempting to install a microwave dish on a cellular tower along Highway 149 in Louise. OSHA initiated the August inspection in response to the fatality.
The Ladder Association has launched its first Christmas campaign to help keep people safe when using ladders and stepladders over the festive period. Its five ladder facts for Christmas are:
Winter weather is unpredictable enough without having to worry about walking from point A to point B and making it in one piece. YakTrax® Ice Traction Device for your shoes is the answer. It stretches over any footwear from boots to jogging shoes and stays in place.
Latchways WalkSafe® fall-proof covers and walkways are designed to protect people from falling through fragile roofs and roof lights when working at height. With autumn officially here, now is the time to inspect your roof ahead of winter - ensuring gutters are clear and free from debris, and that roof lights are clean and in good condition.
Dr. Nigel Ellis will present on "American worker handhold fall arrest at heights using Three Point Control." This presentation is based on 10 years of work and a Ph.D. thesis by Justin Young, University of Michigan (now Dr. Young is at Kettering University MI). The results, says Dr. Ellis, “are surprising and question current OSHA trigger heights.”
Last year, OSHA Director of Construction Jim Maddux delivered a presentation on OSHA’s new campaign to prevent fatal falls at the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers. When he finished, one of the conference leaders rushed over, eager to introduce Maddux to representatives from another agency with a similar mission of stopping falls in construction: Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, poorly maintained floors are responsible for more than two million fall injuries each year*, resulting in billions of dollars in medical, insurance and litigation costs. But, many of these injuries can be prevented.
Because slip-and-fall accidents are of heightened concern today, safety professionals must take added measures to ensure that the floors they maintain are safe and slip-resistant. However, sometimes it is difficult to figure out exactly why a floor may be slippery.
Question: At what distance from an unprotected side or edge does a worker, performing steel erection activities under 29 CFR 1926 Subpart R with a fall hazard greater than 15 feet, be required to have fall protection?
The Scaffold Training Institute's (STI) programs have been used to train over 250,000 workers around the world since 1991. STI provides both direct training by our instructors, and Train The Trainer programs to certify attendees to conduct training using STI materials. Train The Trainers are authorized to conduct scaffold training when using and following the STI protocol.