fall protection Articles

  • Solar Panel Support Posts Latchways Fall Protection

    With the ever increasing requirement for renewable energy, the use of a building’s roof as a generator of power and subsequent revenue stream has become more viable and principally linked with the installation of solar panels. Latchways success in the fall protection market has been based on innovative fixing and load control technology which is utilised in the Latchways Solar Panel ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • Nitrogen Demand Increases for Semiconductor: How Safe Are You?

    As users demand ever-smaller smartphones and better televisions, semiconductor manufacturing plants are tasked with developing new products faster and using new materials. Key to the continued success of the semiconductor industry are inert gases, which include nitrogen and argon. When used safely, both nitrogen and argon play a number of important roles within the semiconductor ...

  • Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2015 Include Fall Protection, Hazard Communication

    OSHA recently released the Top 10 most cited standards for their 2015 fiscal year. Making the always-anticipated announcement was Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. As is now tradition, the announcement took place at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, which this year was held in Atlanta, Georgia. We saw very few changes in this ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Whatever happened to ... Fall of the House of Philip

    In December 2007 Robert Waxman, a former Philip Services Corp. (PSC) executive in charge of the scrap metal recycling division in Hamilton, Ontario, reached a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) that included a 20-year ban from serving as an officer or director of a public company, a 10-year ban from trading in securities, and a fine of $125,000 towards the OSC's costs. The ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • ESP`s Fall User Group Meeting Provides EMIS Solutions

    Representatives from more than 80 companies attended Environmental Software Providers’ (ESP) Fall User Group Meeting held Nov. 15-16 at the Woodlands Conference Center and Resort in Houston. ESP held the meeting in conjunction with its development partners, Environmental Support Solutions (ESS), Jordan Systems and EC Systems.The company’s semi-annual usergroup meetings are vital in guiding the ...


    By IHS

  • Fall bird season – keep birds away all year

    As cold weather creeps in and we get deeper into fall bird season, bird control priorities become slightly different. However, there is still a lot that can be done this time of year to keep birds away all year long. Here are some interesting facts and tips for a better approach to fall bird season / pest bird control: Stop birds from perching. Fall bird season is peak migration time and pest ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • The Hammer Falls Again as U.S. EPA Proposes Revisions to `MACT Hammer` Regulations

    Until now, States have been left to interpret the applicability of section 112(j) with little input from U.S. EPA. Some States have adopted a “wait and see” approach and are waiting for U.S. EPA to weigh in on the issue. In the absence of any guidance, some States, such as Pennsylvania, have called for some sources to submit applications that meet the 112(j) requirements. The ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Environmental Protection Expenditures by Businesses – 2012

    Canadian businesses reported that they spent $10.9 billion on environmental protection in 2012, up 15% from 2010 according to a new report from Statistics Canada. Two categories of expenditures—pollution abatement and control processes, and waste management and sewerage services—accounted for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Envision 2050: The future of protected areas

    The idea of setting aside areas of land and water to be protected against human activities has become a staple of the conservation movement. But with that movement itself at a crossroads, it’s worth exploring just what protected areas will look like in the future. For this third installment ...


    By Ensia

  • Assess your Needs for Foot Protection

    FOOT PROTECTION - Assess your needs to see if steel toe overshoes are the right safety option In many industrial settings, when it comes to foot protection, oftentimes only toe protection is required. This is where the steel toe overshoe can be a safe and cost-effective choice. However, because the safety toe overshoe is not eligible for certification by the American Society for Testing and ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Protecting the Sanctity of Indigenous Foods and Cultures

    Indigenous peoples inhabit more than 85 percent of the Earth’s protected areas, yet only 1 percent of the billions of dollars spent each year on philanthropy goes to indigenous peoples and the ecosystem services they support. Indigenous communities have inherited millennium-tested traditional ecological knowledge, land-based lifeways, and a holistic, interdependent relationship to the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • The best alternative to the protection of the UF membranes - Case Study

    Advance solutions to the recirculation of water in swimming pools. Problem The public swimming pools are continuously used during all the week for many people for making sport, amusement or relax. In these installations, the visual aspect and the sanitary conditions must be guaranteed all the time. In indoor public pools, even with the mandatory previous shower and the use of ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • High quality bathing water protects human health

    The sewage treatment plant of Biarritz, France faced severe issues with inflowing water during heavy rain fall, resulting in untreated wastewater being diverted directly into the sea, alongside public beaches. A fast and reliable disinfection of the flow was needed. Kemira installed DesinFix disinfection technology which is designed for water reuse, and to handle such problematic flows ...

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