Fall Protection Articles

  • Extension ladders - best practices

    What’s at Stake? Every year more than 18,000 workers are injured in falls from ladders. Many die. Would it surprise you to know that most victims fell from heights we would think of as “safe”? How to Protect Yourself? First, always choose the right material, strength and weight rating when using an extension ladder. For example, metal ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Don’t let your safety slip away

    What’s at Stake The banana peel has been a famous prop for slapstick comedy for decades, but there’s nothing funny about the number of injuries associated with slips, trips and falls. Slips, trip and falls 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 ...


    By SafetySmart

  • The Climb To The Top

    Back in the late 1980’s when market drivers created the cost-effective option of using above-ground circular tanks for industrial activated sludge processes, there were some early valuable lessons for both aeration equipment manufacturers and plant operators. As production plants got away from in-ground basins, one of the more simple innate operational checks became more challenging; ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • What does the environment have to do with diseases that affect the immune system?

    The rise in recent decades of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis suggests that factors in the environment are contributing. In 1932, New York gastroenterologist Burrill Crohn described an unusual disease in 14 adults. The patients had bouts of abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and lesions and scars on the bowel wall. Doctors in other parts of North America ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • ‘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

  • Maccaferri rockfall protection in Tenerife, Canary Island - Case Study

    Problem TF-445 road is an insular road that connects the local municipality of Buenavista del Norte, with Punta de Teno’s lighthouse. It is located on the northwest coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain). It runs through a very mountainous abrupt area with very ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Safety Tips: Holiday Lighting

    The holiday season is upon us and nothing is more festive than outdoor holiday decorations. While the final look is certainly important, it is extremely necessary to guarantee that you don’t get hurt in the process of installing your decorations. The best outdoor decorations are gorgeous as well as safe. As a homeowner, safety should be the first priority when preparing your holiday ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2015

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of the need to address health and safety hazards in the workplace.  Recently, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) named its top ten most cited violations of 2015 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo.  OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers ...

  • 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

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