construction fall protection Articles

  • How to Assess Fall Hazards

    Fall hazards are an ongoing concern in most workplaces and include both falls from heights as well as falls from the same level. Slips, trip and falls from both categories consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to offices. In fact, the only other category of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Falling Through the Cracks

    An old environmental ghost has recently been reincarnated. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) provided plenty of scares in the 1970s, when studies found that the PCBs commonly used as insulators in electrical equipment (particularly transformers that leaked the substance into soil and water supplies), were not only carcinogenic, but also that PCB pollution tended to accumulate and become magnified ...


    By Full Sircle Farms

  • Workplace falls get fresh attention

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries — slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walkingworking surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the reasons why ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – What you need to know about falls from height

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Snoqualmie falls riverbank stabilization case study

    Puget Sound Energy - Snoqualmie Falls Redevelopment Project In 2009, PugetSound Energy began a comprehensive upgrade of the hydroelectric infrastructure at Snoqualmie Falls - a power generation facility built in 1890. Loose soils and heavy rainfall contributed to a landslide along the Snoqualmie River bank in the Fall of 2010, and GeoEngineers was commissioned to provide a long-term design ...

  • Simple Separation: Diverting Wood And Cardboard at Construction Sites

    Diverting Wood And Cardboard At Construction Sites Residential home construction in Wisconsin generates 128,000 tons of residuals annually, according to a 1998 study by Camp, Dresser & McKee. Ten builders are participating in a project to demonstrate how easily major components of this waste stream can be recycled. The Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) of Greater Milwaukee, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Retaining wall for riverbank protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama)

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as ...


  • Four Trends Driving Profitable Climate Protection

    This week is the seventh Climate Week NYC. The annual event brings together influential global figures—and new voices—from the worlds of business, government, and society who are leading the low-carbon transition. We live in an exciting time, when more companies and investors are committed to bold climate leadership than at any other time in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Saving Lives in Construction: March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

    What’s a traumatic brain injury or TBI? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines it as an injury that disrupts how the brain works. TBIs can occur when the head receives a bump, jolt, blow, or is penetrated by an object (like a nail from a nail gun, a bullet, or a knife). The most common cause of a TBI is a fall. Injuries to the brain can also occur in car accidents, ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Retaining wall for Riverbank Protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama) case study

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as the ...

  • Federal motorway A6 Mannheim-Heilbronn case study

    Stable RiStWag -construction guidelines for roadways in water preservation areas Included in the A6 federal motorway construction project lot Mannheim – Heilbronn/Weinsberg, AS Bad Rappenau – AS Neckarsulm is the widening of km 631+640 and km 641+060 to six lanes. This section is runs through a water preservation zone, type IIIa, protected under RiStWag. Because of this, a ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Health & Safety Management at the Olympic Road Race Accidents

    Could the Olympic cycling accidents have been prevented? The Olympics are well under way and athletes are pushing themselves to their absolute limits in pursuit of their dreams however, when limits are challenged then there are always risks and unfortunately we have seen a number of incidents involving athletes. A particularly serious one involved the Dutch cyclist, Annemiek van ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Precautions you Need for Working at Height

    Recognising the risks and preparing safety measures When we talk about ‘working at height’ the first thing that comes to mind is likely to be tall buildings and nauseating pitfalls, however the definition is much broader than most people might think. Any place where someone could fall from one level to another lower one and suffer injury is defined as working ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2012

    It was mentioned previously in our podcast that at the NSC (National Safety Council) Congress and Expo in Orlando this past October, Deputy Director of the OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, presented the top 10 violations of the administration's ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaint Response

    Hygieneering’s Industrial Hygiene department recently responded to Indoor Air Quality concerns by occupants in a hospital following a localized fire within their building.  The response including conducting air sampling for potential contaminants associated with the fire and an evaluation of remediation efforts.  Recommendations were provided to change air flow patterns to better ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Technical brief - fire prevention takes hold

    Supporting contributors to the Code include The Association of British Insurers, The Chief Fire Officers Association and the London Fire Brigade. The Code is being incorporated in many site insurance contracts. Noteworthy is “non-compliance with this Code could possibly result in insurance ceasing to be available or being withdrawn, resulting in a possible breach of a construction contract ...

  • Opinion: Nuclear Waste Management and New Build

    Keywords: nuclear power, Generic Design Assessment, CO2 emissions, radiological protection, thermal oxide reprocessing, Radioactive Substances Act, Ionising Radiations Regulations, decommissioning and remediation of nuclear sites INTRODUCTION The history of designing, constructing and commissioning new nuclear power stations in the UK is not, it must be ...


  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

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