Even though it might not feel like winter is over just yet, now is a good time to evaluate your safety program and inventory to ensure you have the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your workers to help prevent common injuries.
Are falls a concern to you or your workers? Do you regularly inspect walking-working surfaces, correct and guard against hazardous conditions? Are you committed to a safe working environment at your company?
Traditionally, snap hooks or connectors used in fall protection help provide a secure connection point. However, workers will frequently anchor these connectors incorrectly. In work environments such as construction, tower climbing, scaffolding and steel erection, the use of connectors that are not rated for transverse loads may present inherent risks.
According to the BLS, there are more than 42.400 “struck by falling object” OSHA recordable incidents every year in the U.S. Are you ready to #StoptheDrop?
A fall at work can be terrible. But, a fall from heights in the midst of an already dangerous job can be devastating. Do you know how to properly inspect your fall protection gear to ensure it is secure, compliant with OSHA regulations and comfortable?
Workers and safety managers can now trade in their old equipment for more than 170 DBI-3M™ SALA® and Protecta® Fall Protection Products and receive cash rebates.
We invite you to join us on April 25th and 26th for 3M’s Southern California Safety Showcase, with two days of events, demonstrations and training opportunities to help you achieve compliance.
There are many elements of workplace health and safety; fall protection is just one piece of a complete system. In this article, we take a look at some of the changes beyond the OSH Act that have helped lead to this marked improvement.
ANSI/ASSE Z359.1 addresses the means of occupational fall prevention and fall arrest. It is anticipated that this newly overhauled standard will help to increase awareness and provide guidance to the complete ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code.
In this article, which first appeared in CoatingsPro Magazine in the May 2016 issue, authors Mark Caldwell and Tim Thompson address the importance of using fall protection equipment—for people and for tools—properly.