OSHA has cited Diaz Professional Construction LLC for exposing employees to falls at a Montgomery, Alabama, residential worksite. The framing contractor faces $31,879 in penalties.
The agency initiated the inspection as part of its Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction after inspectors observed employees performing framing activities without fall protection.
MSA is issuing this Inspection Notice to inform you that MSA has received a limited number of field reports in which the lifeline in a WORKMAN MINI PFL did not retract after being fully extended. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, we are requesting that you perform the inspection outlined in this notice.
An Ohio county court has sentenced Jim Coon – a roofing contractor based in Akron, Ohio – to prison after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 39-year-old employee who fell from a three-story roof while working without required fall protection in November 2017.
Optional industrial safety certifications can help improve workplace safety and preparedness – and communicate the fact that a company goes above and beyond to keep their employees safe. Here are six safety certifications that industrial businesses should strongly consider getting.
Durable steel gate provides protective barrier at elevated work levels
September 16, 2019
Wildeck, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of a new pick module impact gate, the Finger Gate. This durable steel gate easily integrates into any facility and provides a strong, protective barrier at elevated work levels, helping facilities achieve their automation goals.
Company takes first place in “Best Supplier – Special Application Lifts” category
September 11, 2019
Elevator World, Inc. named Wildeck, Inc. “Best Supplier – Special Application Lifts” as part of their 2019 Elevator Industry Awards program.
“The Ellies” is sponsored annually by Elevator World, Inc. to recognize North American elevator and escalator industry businesses that go above and beyond for their customers, employees, communities and the industry as a whole. To be eligible to receive this prestigious award, companies must be first nominated by a customer, employee or other professional with ties to the organization.
New solutions help employees and supervisors recognize hazards
September 10, 2019
With hundreds of thousands occurring each year, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional death, according to the World Health Organization. To help companies prevent costly falls on the same level, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has joined forces with the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) — a world leader in walkway safety standards and practice.
Malta Dynamics’ new line of Personal Fall Arrest System bags is designed for safety and convenience. Available with 25-foot and 50-foot options, these personal fall arrest systems are not just convenient – this bag is essential.
This complete all-purpose and ready-to-go carry bag includes:
A young temp worker suffers a life-altering injury, outdoor workers at risk from venomous snakes and nurses suffer from sleep deprivation. These were among the occupational safety and health stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
Slips, trips, and falls are the second most common type of fatal work-related injuries and the third most common type of non-fatal work-related injuries in the United States (1, 2). Although falls from heights are more likely to result in a fatality, falls on the same level (which often start as a slip or trip) occur more frequently and can cause injury. Recent US Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that 50% of all same-level falls resulted in more than 10 days away from work (1, 2, 3).