Trucking can be a hazardous profession for drivers – and that’s before the driver has even set foot in the cab or put the vehicle in gear. For good reason -- fleets focus much of their attention on minimizing risks on the road, but there are also risks when a driver is on his or her feet as well, due to the risk of a fall.
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May 14, 2019
Hope to see you at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce) in Minneapolis, May 20-22! Stop by booth 1402 for the latest in gas detection, including a sneak preview of the ALTAIR io360.
ISHN Magazine recognizes the most innovative personal protection equipment and occupational health and safety products of 2019
May 13, 2019
Thousands of ISHN subscribers voted online for the most innovative personal protection equipment (PPE) and occupational health and safety products, and now the results of ISHN's 2019 Readers' Choice Awards are in!
OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down Week to Prevent Falls in Construction runs May 6-10, 2019, in conjunction with the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Safety Week.
Anyone interested in educating employees in fall hazards, or other job hazards, can participate.
MSA is issuing this Inspection Notice to inform you that we have received a field report of an unflared center shaft in an MSA Latchways 10 ft. (3m) Web PFL. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, we are requesting you perform the inspection outlined in this notice. If subjected to rough handling, an unflared shaft may eventually dislodge completely from the web PFL.
Even though ladders have been around for most of recorded history, they haven't changed much in function and design since their primitive origins. This simple design is so practical almost everyone uses it; on the other hand, it is so basic it is also easy to misuse and can be dangerous.
The growing demand for wireless and broadcast communications over the past three decades has spurred a dramatic increase in communication tower construction and maintenance – one that exposes workers to specific hazards.
In order to erect or maintain communication towers, employees regularly climb towers, using fixed ladders, support structures or step bolts, from 100 feet to heights in excess of 1000 or 2000 feet.
The American Society of Safety Engineers is offering a virtual symposium to help occupational safety and health professionals better understand the sweeping changes OSHA recently made to its final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection standards in relation to slip, trip and fall hazards. Read More