Workplace dangers for certain professions are major concerns that cause serious injury and, in some cases, death from falls. Avoiding either of those two scenarios takes attention to detail by both the workers and their supervisors and the use of fall protection equipment that will attack the problem before it even has a chance to surface. Besides the basic concern for worker safety, fall protection is needed by a … [Read more...]
What Equipment Is Required For Fall Protection?
Fall Protection Anchors: What Are They and How do You Use Them?
If you have ever been on a slanted roof top, dangled off the side of a high rise, or worked on a steel beam fifty stories up, then you are probably familiar with fall protection anchors. Anchors are what you connect to with a lanyard to keep you safe when working high above the ground. An anchor is attached to a structurally sound frame. Different fall protection anchors serve different purposes. For instance, a … [Read more...]
How Does a Safety Harness Work?
A safety harness is likely the only thing standing between a worker remaining on the job and enduring months or years of rehabilitation. In some cases, death ends up being the tragic consequence. That means that a business or other entity has to know the answer to a simple question: how does a safety harness work? Key Parts of the Safety Harness The harness has a multitude of buckles and straps on it that need to … [Read more...]
Why is Fall Protection Important?
Outside of most office jobs, which present little actual danger to the health of an employee, many occupations involve possible hazards to employees. Not taking such dangers into account can lead to those individuals being injured, with the severity of that injury depending on the job description. In some cases, the prospect of a workplace death even exists. The Looming Specter of OSHA Those sobering realities make … [Read more...]
Latest OSHA News and Updates Related to The Construction Industry
The construction industry remains under the close organizational watch of OSHA, which frowns upon lax treatment of its rules. Fines and citations were issued over the past month, while new directives and agreements were forged. Listed below are some important updates that are relevant to the industry: New Agreements In Austin, Texas, the issue of safety in the workplace and the rights of immigrant workers can … [Read more...]