Fall Protection Articles

  • 10 precautions to take when working at heights

    Elevated falls are often the most serious and cause more severe injuries, join us in taking precautions when working at heights Planning on doing some work around your home? Maybe it’s time to clean the gutters or hang holiday decorations. Or perhaps you need to reach those boxes you’ve tucked away in the attic. All these activities involve working at heights. This November, ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • WaStop Access protects residents in Lewiston NY, USA - Case Study

    Location: Lewiston New York, USA Client: City of Lewiston Problem: The effect of combined sewers (combined wastewater and storm water) and an area prone to flooding from the Niagara River, a section of Upper Mountain Rd in Lewiston New York have experienced repeated flooded basements. On a visit with Jeffery Ritter of the City of Lewiston, Bob ...


    By Wapro AB

  • ‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth

    In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in ...

  • Living Smart in the Autumn

    Are You Ready for a Hurricane? The National Hurricane Center warns that the worst hurricane tragedies throughout history have been marked by a lack of education and preparedness. Reduce your risk of danger in a storm by following these hurricane safety tips: Know the risk of hurricanes in your area, and make plans accordingly. Work ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How to Assess Fall Hazards

    Fall hazards are an ongoing concern in most workplaces and include both falls from heights as well as falls from the same level. Slips, trip and falls from both categories consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to offices. In fact, the only other category of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 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

  • 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.

  • How 4 Tech Companies Are Making a Difference with Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Programs

    Across the nation, companies large and small are realizing both the environmental and operational benefits of sustainability and energy efficiency programs. We’d like to take some time to recognize inspiring technology companies that are successfully using these programs to reduce their environmental impact and make the world a better place. For these four companies, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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.

  • Winter is coming: precautions to protect your pumps

    Now that we are running up to December, the weather in the Northern hemisphere is slowly getting colder and colder. Although Western Europe has been fortunate with a reasonably mild fall, we are expected to get a harsh winter this year, meaning that it is good to prepare for the cold season. Being pump people, this means that we need to take precautions to protect our ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Floor safety tip sheet for all your employees – new and experienced!

    Check out our new floor safety tip sheet. You can download and print on card stock for your back room. Have each employee sign they have read it as well! Here are the basics! Wet floors – Watch out for floors that have been washed and not moped dry. Clean up or report all spills immediately. Don’t wait for a small spill to dry itself. • Ramps & Stairs ...


    By Anti-Slip Anywhere

  • How to protect sharks and humans at the same time

    In case you somehow missed it, Shark Week has once again descended upon us. The annual summer tradition created by the Discovery Channel in 1988 to raise awareness of sharks through its programming has in recent years seen its hashtag, #SharkWeek, explode across social media. Although some of the fictional content ...


    By Ensia

  • GTI Covers Tackle Troublesome Algae at Clarksville Water Treatment Plant

    The Utility: The Clarksville Water System consists of a water treatment plant and a distribution system that serves approximately 160,000 people, making it one of the largest in Tennessee. The Clarksville Water Treatment Plant is situated on an 11 acre (4.5 hectare) site beside the Cumberland River, the city’s source of water, and has an estimated capacity of 28 MGD with peak rates ...

  • Environmental Protection Expenditures by Businesses – 2012

    Canadian businesses reported that they spent $10.9 billion on environmental protection in 2012, up 15% from 2010 according to a new report from Statistics Canada. Two categories of expenditures—pollution abatement and control processes, and waste management and sewerage services—accounted for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Envision 2050: The future of protected areas

    The idea of setting aside areas of land and water to be protected against human activities has become a staple of the conservation movement. But with that movement itself at a crossroads, it’s worth exploring just what protected areas will look like in the future. For this third installment ...


    By Ensia

  • Solar Streetlights for Financial Savings and Environmental Protection

    Solar powered lights are fast gaining ground and taking the lighting industry by storm. They are especially taking over outdoor lighting in households and both large and small towns. They have not disappointed either and the benefits have proven to be worthwhile. The first thing that comes to the minds of people with regard to solar lighting is the fact that one can rake in a lot of ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • 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.

  • Protecting the Sanctity of Indigenous Foods and Cultures

    Indigenous peoples inhabit more than 85 percent of the Earth’s protected areas, yet only 1 percent of the billions of dollars spent each year on philanthropy goes to indigenous peoples and the ecosystem services they support. Indigenous communities have inherited millennium-tested traditional ecological knowledge, land-based lifeways, and a holistic, interdependent relationship to the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Retaining wall for Riverbank Protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama) case study

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as the ...

  • Tank Rehabilitation and Maintenance Case Study: Ware Shoals, SC - 250,000 Gallon Torus Bottom Elevated Tank

    After years of bidding one-time repaint contracts, the Town of Ware Shoals, SC found that their tank was receiving only limited "maintenance". The exterior of the tank had been overcoated multiple times, but lead primer below was still present. As the paint thickness built up, the Town discovered that they could no longer continue to add more coats of paint. As a result, the tank exterior would ...


    By Caldwell Tanks, Inc.

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