fall protection requirements Articles

  • 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.

  • OSHA Requirements Exceeded for HVAC Maintenance - Case Study

    The heating and cooling units pictured were installed very close the the roof edge. The business was putting their workers at risk when the equipment periodically needed maintenance and repair. OSHA Code required that guardrails be erected. This facility installed a guardrail system that is a non-penetrating, counterbalance system, that eliminated the need to drill into the roof membrane. The ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital: KeeGuard and KeeGate for Rooftop Fall Protection - Case Study

    Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian is a top pediatric hospital in New York City. A roof top safety system was required for the hospital to protect workers and meet important safety codes. Due to the volume of employees who work on the rooftop, a collective fall protection system was recommended. Working within the hospitals specific requirements, Kee Safety delivered ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • Recycling copper requires torque and shredding teeth

    Copper has been recycled ever since ancient times. It is said that the Colossus of Rhodes was made of copper, but unfortunately it was recycled and used to make other copper objects. However, it was easier for the ancient recyclers to re-use copper– you could just melt it. These days, recycling copper is much more ...


    By Tana Oy

  • 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.

  • Portable Roof Edge Fall Protection - Case Study

    An Innovative Approach to Portable Safety Railing Systems KeeGuard® Contractor system is a free standing solution to roof edge fall protection that requires no hardware connections to the rooftop or working surface. KeeGuard® Contractor can be configured to meet all OSHA Standards for permanent railings, including OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.502, 1910.23 & NOMMA Metal Rail manual ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • Innovative Application of Rooftop Railing - Case Study

    This particular application of KEEGUARD fall protection required creativity and ingenuity. There were many obstacles that made the installation of a straight run of guardrail unworkable. The railing had to go around air ducts, attach to some existing rail, and, in some cases, be mounted to the outer brick wall because of heating and cooling units ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • Neon Gas and Where it is Used - PureAire Oxygen Deficiency Monitors for Safety and Why a Monitor May be Required?

    Neon gas has a range of uses in industry, including in the popular business signs advertising stores as open. Explore some of the less well-known ways to use neon and learn how use of the gas may require installation of an oxygen deficiency monitor to protect worker safety.   Uses for Neon Gas Neon gas can be filtered from helium using ...

  • 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

  • Oxygen Monitors now Required for Nitrogen, Argon, Helium, and CO2 use in Denver

    The Colorado city of Denver recently passed a new law that requires facilities that use insert gas to install oxygen deficiency monitors wherever these gases are used in excess of 100 pounds. Learn what the new law requires from businesses and how an oxygen sensor protects your employees, your business, and your peace of mind.  What Denver's New Law Requires  The law ...

  • 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 ...

  • What to watch as EPA releases greenhouse gas requirements for the power sector

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to propose greenhouse gas emissions standards for new power plants soon. This represents an important step forward in reducing U.S. emissions, as the power sector has some of the largest opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These standards are important because the power sector accounts for one-third of total U.S. ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Prepare to report climate risks - Pressure mounts on companies to increase required disclosures.

    Publicly traded companies are required, under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations, to disclose known and contingent material liabilities to ensure investors have reliable information on which to base their investment decisions. Increasingly, investor groups, nongovernment organizations (NGO), and others demand companies assess and disclose their financial risks from climate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Occupational Airborne Hazards and the Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection

    Each year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.  It is comprised and compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff from across the country.  Most years, one of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Auotclaves and Nitrogen. Why an Oxygen Monitor may be Required for Safety

    In many industries, including aerospace, autoclaves play an important role in the manufacturing process. Key components of aerospace systems need to be put under an intense pressure and temperature during their formation; at present, an autoclave offers the best and safest way to do this. However, the manufacturing process usually uses nitrogen to create high levels of pressure in the system and ...

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