fall protection cover 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • GTI Covers Tackle Troublesome Algae at Clarksville Water Treatment Plant

    The Utility: The Clarksville Water System consists of a water treatment plant and a distribution system that serves approximately 160,000 people, making it one of the largest in Tennessee. The Clarksville Water Treatment Plant is situated on an 11 acre (4.5 hectare) site beside the Cumberland River, the city’s source of water, and has an estimated capacity of 28 MGD with peak rates ...

  • Solar Streetlights for Financial Savings and Environmental Protection

    Solar powered lights are fast gaining ground and taking the lighting industry by storm. They are especially taking over outdoor lighting in households and both large and small towns. They have not disappointed either and the benefits have proven to be worthwhile. The first thing that comes to the minds of people with regard to solar lighting is the fact that one can rake in a lot of ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Expanding marine protected areas to restore fisheries

    After World War II, accelerating population growth and steadily rising incomes drove the demand for seafood upward at a record pace. At the same time, advances in fishing technologies, including huge refrigerated processing ships that enabled trawlers to exploit distant oceans, enabled fishers to respond to the growing world demand. In response, the oceanic fish catch climbed from 19 million tons ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • WaStop Access protects residents in Lewiston NY, USA - Case Study

    Location: Lewiston New York, USA Client: City of Lewiston Problem: The effect of combined sewers (combined wastewater and storm water) and an area prone to flooding from the Niagara River, a section of Upper Mountain Rd in Lewiston New York have experienced repeated flooded basements. On a visit with Jeffery Ritter of the City of Lewiston, Bob ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Toe protection overshoes make headlines with new materials and designs

    Long considered the 'ugly duckling' of the safety footwear business, the safety toe overshoe developed from the venerable galosh has a new lease on life. To be fair, there have been some pretty ugly ones and even some that were downright dangerous. However, the ‘gumshoe’ has come a long way since African-American inventor Alvin Longo Rickman first patented an overshoe in 1898. Over the last 109 ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Fit for Purpose WalkSafe

    Introduction In nearly all instances it is impractical to prevent roof access; therefore the ideal solution is to create a level, anti-slip surface to protect against all fall hazards. WalkSafe provides a demarcation route, guiding a workers’ movement in areas that there are potential fall hazards. To ensure the Latchways product is Fit for Purpose, Latchways have invested ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • Green roofs for life

    The planning system, at both local and national levels, is now being used to expand use of green roofs in towns and cities. This policy recognises important benefits including biodiversity, pollution and CO2 removal, thermal insulation and mass, protection of the roof covering and making our cities more attractive places. Measures are also in place requiring sustainable drainage systems (SUDS), ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • 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.

  • Seven Questions Any PPE Training Program Should Answer.

    Personal Protective Equipment training programs; we all need to have them for any protective equipment we require our workers to wear. No matter how great we think our training programs are, the proof of the proverbial pudding is in the eating. The measure of a good training program is whether all the workers actually wear the equipment at the right time, in the right place and use it ...

  • Seven questions any PPE Training Program should answer

    Personal Protective Equipment training programs; we all need to have them for any protective equipment we require our workers to wear. No matter how great we think our training programs are, the proof of the proverbial pudding is in the eating. The measure of a good training program is whether all the workers actually wear the equipment at the right time, in the right place and use it ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • ‘Slipp-R’ Safety Toes Case Study

    The European footwear industry has been under siege from low-cost manufacturers abroad.  Fortunately, standards are in place to ensure 'cheap' does not mean 'less' when it comes to workplace safety.  Safety footwear coming into the European markets must meet or exceed the minimum requirements for toe and foot protection as laid out in the CE standards.  This is good news for European ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Good Manufacturing Procedures - `GMP`.

    I get excited every time I discover another use for safetytoes. Since I brought the ‘Slipp-R’ to market in 2006 I have been working hard to raise awareness for safetytoe overshoes. Often it’s the style and wear-ability factors that detract from good safety practices but also it’s just lack of awareness that puts visitors and others at risk where toe protection is sought. The ‘Slipp-R’ was put ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Fairplay, CO - case study

    The Challenge The Fairplay Sanitation District was challenged in meeting their ammonia permit limits and wanted a process that would produce a stable effluent in a small footprint. Influent water temperatures were regularly recorded in between 6°C and 10°C. Due to these cold temperatures, nitrification was not being achieved on a consistent basis. Additionally, the District had to ...

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