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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Modular Guardrail Systems: A Versatile Fall Protection Solution for your growing facility

    Industrial facilities of all types require substantial fall protection equipment to keep workers safe while working at height, near holes, and around dangerous machinery and chemicals. Since the interiors of these facilities are apt to change as production scales up, modular guardrail systems are a smart choice for providing the necessary level of OSHA-compliant fall protection. Versatile, ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Checklist for Loading Dock Safety & Fall Protection

    Loading docks are busy places. And that’s a good thing—that means projects are moving and your business is strong. But the busier you are, the more apt you are to overlook safety. This can be particularly true during specific seasons, like the holiday rush. Even the most insignificant things can cause an accident and slow down production. Since more than one-quarter of all industrial ...


    By FabEnCo, 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.

  • What’s the Best Option for Construction Fall Protection?

    The importance of workplace safety is indisputable, particularly in the construction industry. Because of the vast array of options from which safety officers and other construction officials can choose fall prevention systems for their worksites, it is difficult to understand which system is ideal for a particular location. When choosing the perfect construction fall protection for your needs, ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • A Guide to PPE: How to Properly Set Up a Fall Arrest System

    Using personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for anyone working on an elevated surface. Above all, this is a matter of employee safety. But it’s also important to comply with fall protection regulations to avoid fines and damage to your company’s reputation. If your employees are regularly working at height, there’s a good chance that a fall ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Most Frequent OSHA Citations for 2017

    Fall Protection – Construction – 29CFR1926.501. Section 501 is just the basic fall protection requirement.  The duty is to have fall protection at a construction site where there is an edge that is 6 feet above another surface.  Roofing and roof construction seem to be the biggest problems.  More fall protection provisions and more citations can be found in Sections ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • 5 Myths About Active Fall Protection

    In our line of work, safety regulations are continually evolving. This means that employers face the challenge of staying in-the-know when fall safety regulations are implemented or updated. On top of OSHA regulation updates, there are also technological advances in both the construction industry itself and in active fall protection to understand. With so much ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • 6 Common Misuses of Personal Fall Protection Equipment

    If your company is using personal fall protection equipment in the workplace, and makes the assumption that all is well, you may want to take a pause. Just because your workers are using personal fall protection doesn’t necessarily mean they’re using it correctly each and every time. Unfortunately, ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Understanding OSHA 1910 to keep Employees Safe in Warehouses & Fulfillment Centers

    Fall safety is typically thought of as an outdoor issue in conjunction with rooftop safety, but falls can take place inside, as well. Ladders, mezzanines, loading docks, and more can present fall safety hazards in warehouses, fulfillment centers, and other facilities. OSHA 1910 carefully outlines the rules and requirements regarding fall safety measures, such as guardrail systems and metal swing ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • The Most Common Warehouse Safety & Mezzanine Fall Hazards

    In a warehouse environment, there are many hazards that workers are exposed to as they perform their duties. Loading docks, stairways, ladders, forklift paths, and walkways can all be dangerous, but they’re hardly the only hazards. Many warehouses utilize mezzanines and elevated platforms to store equipment, materials, and supplies since growing upwards is more efficient than expanding the ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Construction Site Safety Inspections – Is a Checklist Sufficient?

    Most safety inspections at construction sites use some form of a checklist. There are hundreds of them available and they can vary from a couple of pages to 20, 30, or more pages. If carefully chosen to match the type of construction activity (roadway, high rise building, demolition, landfills, residential, multi-family housing, land clearing, bridges, tunnels, etc.) all have value—at least ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Working at Height in Construction: Use Harnesses and Lanyards to Keep Employees Safe

    Having the right safety precautions in place isn’t just good for your employees, it’s good for your business. Considering that the costs of non-compliance can sky-rocket (and quickly, to boot), being anything less than fastidious about safety can debilitate your otherwise reputable construction company. According to the  ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Checklist for Loading Dock Safety & Fall Protection

    Loading docks are busy places. And that’s a good thing—that means projects are moving and your business is strong. But the busier you are, the more apt you are to overlook safety. This can be particularly true during specific seasons, like the holiday rush. Even the most insignificant things can cause an accident and slow down production. Since more than one-quarter of all industrial ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Designing Fall Safety into a New Facility

    Whether you’re building a new manufacturing plant, factory, warehouse, or other industrial building, safety should be a critical component of your planning process. Not only does adequate interior and exterior fall safety help prevent unnecessary injuries, but it helps keep your new building secure, compliant from increasing OSHA inspections, and useful for years to come. Today, ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • The Most Common Warehouse Safety & Mezzanine Fall Hazards

    In a warehouse environment, there are many hazards that workers are exposed to as they perform their duties. Loading docks, stairways, ladders, forklift paths, and walkways can all be dangerous, but they’re hardly the only hazards. Many warehouses utilize mezzanines and elevated platforms to store equipment, materials, and supplies since growing upwards is more efficient than expanding the ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Protecting Your Most Valuable Resource

    What Is Your Organizations Most Valuable Resource? Do you have to guess at what is the most valuable resource in your organization? It’s those well trained, hardworking, motivated dedicated employees who show up every day – Day after Day – Month after Month – Year after Year – to get what has to be done-Done! If you weren’t convinced before ...

  • The History of Fall Safety & the Evolution of Personal Fall Protection Equipment

    In today’s modern construction industry, fall safety is a top priority. But prior to the 1970 inception of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers were not held accountable for maintaining safe working conditions for their employees. At the very least, employers would post signage to delineate a fall risk area or hazardous environment, but by and large, employees ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

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