roof fall protection Articles

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Seven safety tips for working in winter

    When discussing workplace hazards that can creep up during the winter months, driving in treacherous conditions is often the first thing people mention but there are several other winter hazards that supervisors need to address with their workers. Here are seven things to consider: Cold stress: workers are at risk for hypothermia and frostbite while working ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Green Roofs are Growing

    Standards from ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability guide work on vegetative green roofs. Walking south along Michigan Ave. from the Chicago River, a first-time visitor might take in the green vistas of Millenium Park sprawling eastward toward the great lake with no hint that the park itself is a green roof. It covers ...


    By ASTM International

  • Naval Reactors Facility - Idaho Falls, ID - Government Buildings - Case Study

    Program Requirement The United States Navy needed a permanent administrative office that was cost-effective, energy efficient and would remain maintenance free for years to come. Design Solution Through an industry leading design/build process, Satellite Shelters created a solution that accommodate the large engineering and administrative staff. Innovative ...


    By Satellite Shelters, Inc.

  • Advantages of edge deployment with thermo bond concrete buildings

    As companies start to distribute their computing to the edge, one of the most critical decisions they need to make is which type of building works best for their application. Edge computing requires solid, secure facilities and networks. Industry experts advise that edge computing equipment should be installed in structures that are built as robust as large data centers with the same concerns for ...


    By Thermo Bond Buildings, LLC

  • What is stormwater?

    Stormwater runoff, water that isn’t absorbed into the ground after a weather event, is a potential water source that cities across the world have struggled with for decades. Why is coping with it such a challenge? Whether the precipitation is water or ice, its addition to the environment can be a problem, especially when a lot of it falls in a short amount of time. When this occurs in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Precautions you Need for Working at Height

    Recognising the risks and preparing safety measures When we talk about ‘working at height’ the first thing that comes to mind is likely to be tall buildings and nauseating pitfalls, however the definition is much broader than most people might think. Any place where someone could fall from one level to another lower one and suffer injury is defined as working ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Stormwater Management Improvements Spurred by Low Impact Development Techniques

    Abstract A concept first advanced in 19901, evidence of Low Impact Development (LID) can now be seen across North America. Like many infrastructure transformations, this growth in LID design has benefitted from regulatory changes; compliance versus cost remains an important motivator in any ...


    By Nilex

  • 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.

  • Bird Repellents…Without Them, You`ll Pay Through the Beak

    Why bird repellents, you ask? They sing, bob their heads, flutter their wings and coo. Who can resist the cute little things? In cages, and in small numbers in trees and forests, they"re no bother at all. But nesting in flocks on your property, they soon become pests. Here"s why. Birds Cost Us Millions Every Year Pest birds cause millions of dollars of damage annually to motor ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Compost Plays Key Role in Green Roof Mixes

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    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • DESMI making in-roads in French bitumen market

    When a large road builder needs to build a bitumen plant or wins a road-building project, it typically asks an OEM manufacturer to provide a complete, turnkey bitumen plant. And in France, as with many other regions of the world, such manufacturers are increasingly turning to Danish-based pump manufacturer DESMI. Bitumen ...


    By DESMI A/S

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