Items Tagged with 'fall prevention'


Roofers exposed to fall hazards by repeat violator

Four employees of Affordable Exteriors Inc. were routinely exposed to dangerous fall hazards while completing a residential roofing job for homebuilder Hildy Homes in Elkhorn. OSHA has cited Affordable Exteriors for two willful violations, carrying proposed penalties of $140,000, for failure to provide required fall protection and fall protection training.

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New scaffold safety fact sheets available

Two new OSHA fact sheets – "Tube and Coupler Scaffold Planning and Design" (PDF*) and "Tube and Coupler Scaffold Erection and Use" (PDF*) – are now available to help employers protect construction workers using this type of scaffold on the job.

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Philly bricklayers exposed to 30 feet falls at residential construction sites

T and S Masonry fined $100,560

Bricklayers were exposed to fall hazards as high as 30 feet above the ground while creating the exterior finish of new single-family dwellings at two work sites in Philadelphia, according to workplace safety and health citations issued against Vyacheslav Leshko, doing business as T and S Masonry LLC.

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GREENLINE Gangways available in custom dimensions

Benko Products Inc., the industry’s leading access and fall protection equipment manufacturer for tank trucks and rail cars, is pleased to announce that its line of GREENLINE Gangways are available in custom widths, lengths and finishes to meet the most challenging applications.

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In Florida: 17 feet up and no fall protection

More than $70K in penalties proposed by OSHA

Residential framing and siding contractor Southern Wood Works LLC has been cited by OSHA for five safety violations following an August 2014 inspection at a residence in Watersound. Citations were issued to the Freeport, Fla.-based company for failing to provide employees with fall protection equipment and exposure to falls from heights of up to 17 feet.

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Ergodyne expands Ice Traction line with one-piece and aggressive Spike designs

Ergodyne has announced today the addition of two new Ice Traction devices: theTREX® 6304 Performance One-Piece Ice Traction Device and the TREX® 6320 Aggressive Spike Ice Traction Device - as well as a size expansion to include 2XL on the popular TREX® 6300 One-Piece Ice Traction Device.

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DOL, FCC form working group to prevent fatalities in telecom industry

Kathy Pierce expected her son, Chad Weller, to come home on March 19, 2014, at the end of his shift as a cell tower climber. But Weller, always ready with a smile for his mother, never came back. He was sent up alone to fix a communication signal on top of a water tower in the rain while wearing a harness two sizes too big - and he lost his life in a fatal fall.

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Top products of the week

Safety software, safety gloves that grip and an innovative rooftop anchor for fall prevention were among the top EHS-related products featured on this week.

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National COSH recognizes Health and Safety award winners

Activists from CA, MA, NY, and NJ lauded for standing up for safer workplaces

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) says the the winners of its 2014 health and safety awards are “extraordinary people” who are helping to make workplaces safer by empowering workers and building coalitions.

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Roofing contractor’s workers exposed to falls at two different work sites

Roofing contractor Juan M. Garcia Martinez has been cited for four willful safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards at two separate residential home sites in Tuscola. OSHA has proposed penalties of $48,400 for the recent citations. The company was cited twice in March 2014 for similar violations.

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE


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