fall protection system Articles

  • Yale University- New Haven Hospital - Case Study

    New Haven Hospital is made up of a series of buildings located on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT.  This project called for protection on 11 separate rooftops. Some of the buildings were originally built in 1900. Kee Safety performed a full rooftop safety assessment and engineered a fall protection system that included KeeGuard and KeeGuard Contractor for roof perimeter ...


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fit for Purpose Constant Force post system

    Introduction Over the last fifteen years, Latchways has pioneered the advent of ‘top fixed’ systems incorporating their patented Constant Force post technology and ManSafe componentry. ‘Top fixed’ refers to the fall protection being installed to the complete roofing system rather than the traditional method of attaching an anchor through the roof to the building ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • 9 Dos & Don`ts of Industrial Active Fall Protection

    When it comes to active fall protection, what you do and what you don’t do are equally important. You might have the best OSHA-compliant fall protection harnesses and safety gates available, but they may not keep your employees safe if they’re not used correctly. For the safety of your team, make sure everyone is familiar with the right – and wrong – ways to use your ...


    By FabEnCo, 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.

  • 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.

  • Construction Site Guardrail - Case Study

    Problem: Construction sites often contain “unprotected sides and edges.” Solution: Construct a guardrail system to prevent employees from falling to lower levels. Kee Safety offers modular railing systems for simple installation in both aluminum and steel. OSHA Code 1926.501(b)(1) states that and unprotected side or edge which is 6 feet (1.8 m) or more ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • OH&S salutes 2010 product of the year award winners

    Editor Jerry Laws and other staff members from Occupational Health & Safety  presented trophies and gold ribbons Tuesday to representatives of the 16 companies that won the magazine's 2010 New Product of the Year Awards. This second annual contest attracted a new high of 42 products in 17 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Stationary Lift Platform

    The fixed stationary lift platform is a special hydraulic lifting platform for transporting goods between the high floors of the building. It is mainly used for transporting goods between various working layers; the car is lifted between the three-dimensional garage and the underground garage, and the ...

  • 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.

  • Tower rescue: first-in operations and the IAP

    Across the country “tower” type rescues are becoming more and more common.  Accordingly, there is a growing need for local rescuers to be aware of these sites in their response areas, pre-plan for different rescue scenarios, and train their specialized rescue personnel to the appropriate level in order to facilitate the rescue in a safe manner.  Tower rescues have become so ...


    By Elevated Safety, LLC

  • 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.

  • Do I Need Active Fall Protection?

    For many manufacturing and construction companies, figuring out when and where to use fall protection is critical both for employee safety and to safeguard against potential fines from regulatory bodies. There are two primary types of fall protection for on-the-job safety — active fall protection and passive fall protection. Let’s discuss when you should use active fall protection, ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Rising OSHA Fines: Is Your Workplace Compliant with OSHA Fall Protection Code?

    On January 23, 2019, OSHA put into effect new and increased fines for workplace safety violations. These new fines are up roughly 2.5% from OSHA’s 2015 revisions. While a 2.5% increase may not sound substantial, it turns what is already a hefty sum into something even more unfriendly to your bottom line. The best way to avoid being hit with expensive fines is to ensure your worksite is in ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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