fall protection system 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Saving Lives in Construction: March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

    What’s a traumatic brain injury or TBI? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines it as an injury that disrupts how the brain works. TBIs can occur when the head receives a bump, jolt, blow, or is penetrated by an object (like a nail from a nail gun, a bullet, or a knife). The most common cause of a TBI is a fall. Injuries to the brain can also occur in car accidents, ...


    By 360training.com, 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Pepsi Is Launching the First Ever “Nitro Soda”

    Nitrogen-infused or nitro beverages have been among the biggest trends in the beverage industry. There's been no shortage of nitro cold brew coffees and nitro beers, but never a nitro soda—until now, with the launch of Nitro Pepsi. The new beverage was sampled at the 2019 Super Bowl and while you won't find it on tap just yet, here's what you can look forward to. Introducing Nitro ...

  • Data destruction to go

    Mobile shredding unit reliably destroys data carriers preventing reproduction of sensitive information "Installed today - out-dated tomorrow" is a wise saying of many IT specialists. Technical progress develops at a rapid pace. Companies which are dependent on always using the newest technology, have to upgrade regularly and dispose of their waste devices. However, the hard disks contained in ...

  • Assessment of groundwater quality using geographical information system (GIS), at north-east Cairo, Egypt

    The present investigation has been conducted to delineate the hydrogeochemical and environmental factors that control the water quality of the groundwater resources in the north-east of Cairo. A complementary approach based on hydrogeochemistry and a geographical information system (GIS) based protectability index has been employed for conducting this work. The results from the chemical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 Markit

  • University Environmental Health & Safety Departments: Handling Compressed Nitrogen and Cryogenics

    An explosion at a university research lab in Hawaii last year highlights the dangers of working with compressed gas and the need for safety equipment on campus. Learn the dangers of working with compressed gas, how an oxygen deficiency monitor can help, and campus safety best practices.  Compressed Gas on Campus: Uses and Dangers Compressed gases including ...

  • 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.

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