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

  • Heads up! Watch out if you’re working above others, walking below elevated work surfaces

    If you’re working above others or walking below elevated work surfaces, you need to be aware of what’s happening overhead and around you at all times – you could be exposed to falling objects that could strike you. The possibility of being struck by a falling object is one of the reasons you need to wear a hardhat, safety glasses, a high-visibility vest and protective footwear ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Intelex Blog: OSHA’s Top 10 Violations from FY2014

    This week at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, OSHA unveiled the Top 10 most frequently cited standards for their 2014 fiscal year. The list has become predictable in many ways for those who review these OSHA Top 10 lists on an annual basis. The top three spots remain unchanged from OSHA’s 2013 Top ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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.

  • TRIPS: balancing privacy and public welfare on the international stage

    In intellectual property law, the agreement on trade–related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) has become the ultimate tool for international enforcement. However, this product of the WTO is far from perfect. This article focuses on TRIPS' patent provisions and the effect its restrictiveness has on developing countries as they struggle with populations with HIV/AIDS. An analysis of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fit for Purpose ManSafe Sealed SRL

    Introduction With over 35 years of fall protection experience, Latchways has developed the ManSafe Sealed Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) range; the world’s first completely field serviceable sealed SRL. The ManSafe Sealed SRL range offers a dependable means of fall protection and has been specifically designed for use in harsh environments such as on oil rigs, wind turbines ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • Fit for Purpose ManSafe Standard SRL

    Introduction With over 35 years of fall protection experience, Latchways has developed the ManSafe Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) range; the world’s first completely field serviceable Standard SRL. The ManSafe SRL range offers a dependable means of fall protection and has been specifically designed for use in a number of different environments enabling an unhindered ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • OSHA Reveals Top Violations for 2010

    On October 5, OSHA revealed the top 10 most cited violations in fiscal year 2010 during a special session at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego, highlighting the agency’s enforcement efforts for fall protection, hazard communication, electrical safety and more. Thomas Galassi, director of OSHA’s directorate of enforcement programs, shared the top 10 ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • 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.

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