As the second leading preventable workplace injury, falls plague the workforce. The impact of fall related injuries is felt heavily in service-providing industries as well as transportation, utilities and the health care sector.
It’s no surprise that safety is top of mind for every worker on every job site. And yet, falls from elevation are still happening. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from elevation continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees.1
Workplace deaths caused by falls from elevated work locations are consistently second only to those caused by motor vehicle accidents. Last year OSHA issued more citations for fall protection violations than for any other category.
What comes to mind when you think of a fall protection anchorage? Regardless of the type of anchorage you use, do you know if you’re OSHA-compliant? It can be tempting to assume that as long as the anchorage can support at least 5,000 pounds, you’re good to go.
The history of human innovation for working at height dates back centuries. Scaffolding – first depicted in drawings from ancient Greece in the 5th century BC – was fashioned from wood secured by rope knots.
ISHN Magazine recognizes the most innovative personal protection equipment and occupational health and safety products of 2020
July 14, 2020
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 2020 Readers' Choice Awards are in!
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
On Demand Learn how to avoid becoming another OSHA statistic. Certified safety experts will review best practices for remaining compliant with fall protection, hazard communication, and lockout/tagout.
Here’s the summary: Among the articles in the February 2021 issue of ISHN Magazine, we dive deep into anti-bullying policies, discuss cold weather safety tips and offer advice on creating an emergency response plan for remote work sites.