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This article was originally published in February of 2020 in Modern Contractor Solutions magazine. Working at height can be a risky business. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “more than 1000 construction workers die every year while on the job.”i U.S. OSHA reported, “Falls are the number one cause of fatalities in construction. Falls cause one of every three construction worker deaths. These falls happen in a split second while workers are on roofs, scaffolds, ladders, bridges, and other work surfaces.”ii That’s why many personal fall arrest systems rely on lifeline materials to perform in hazardous conditions where falls
This study demonstrated a statistically significant increase in welder productivity (as measured by weld wire applied), as well as positive welder assessments of comfort and improved weld quality, plus an opportunity to reduce the potential for eye injuries when welders used an integrated PPE respiratory PAPR system.
Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. The good news is: many accidents and injuries can be avoided.
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Employers and safety managers must consider the importance of control measures, including using dust-reducing abrasive tools as well as respiratory protection, when necessary.
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When contemplating the purchase of new SCBA, it is important to understand the compliance implications of purchasing “refurbished” SCBA from a supplier not authorized by its manufacturer.
Learn more about how a weight distribution system (WDS) can help fall protection harnesses be more comfortable for those tasked with the dangerous job of working at height.
Find out more about how wearable sensors integrated into PPE can enhance existing safety program policies, practices, and procedures.