What is important to know about industrial ergonomics and why should you care about it?
Many workers are aware of the need to inspect their tools, ladders, and scaffolds, but will secure themselves to a horizontal lifeline without a second thought. As with any equipment, horizontal lifelines also require inspections and maintenance – but when, and what type of maintenance?
What are some hidden hazards that might be looming over one of these warehouses, waiting to strike?
Fall hazards are abundant and varied, making them difficult to protect against. Every single situation is different and employers need to work with employees to ensure that the correct solution is in place. In addition, many factors come into play when choosing the right safety equipment, but you can't choose the proper equipment if you don't understand the options available.
Homeowners and building managers hire contractors to work on their roofs all the time. If an injury were to occur, who would be held responsible? The contractor or the building owner?
With falls still hanging onto their crown as the king of construction fatalities as well as a leading cause of all occupational fatalities, this fear isn’t unjustified. How, then, can somebody get over their fear of falling?
There are a LOT of fall protection considerations in construction, but all the preparation in the world will mean nothing if your employees aren’t properly trained in fall protection. From general knowledge of what makes something a fall hazard to how to properly use their fall protection equipment, your workers must be armed with knowledge.
The difference between Class A and Class B self-retracting lifelines isn't as complicated as it seems. In this article we highlight the major differences and help you understand the importance of the information in determining what retractable you should purchase.
Even thought accident prevention is at the top of our priority list, we have to give attention to what should happen in case of an emergency. Some accidents, like natural disasters are outside of our control, and we have to prepare our team for incidents that are likely to occur.
Do all safety products do what they claim to do? In the US there is no governing body that verifies that safety products meet the claims that are listed on their label. Here are some ideas to help ensure that you don't get misled by the labels.