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.
OSHA released a report called Adding Inequality to Injury: The Cost of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job. On the surface this looked like a rehash on how injuries impact the employers bottom line. This article was surprisingly different. It dove deeper to understand the injured and where the real cost of their recovery landed.
John W. Miles III lost his life because his employer failed to provide adequate fall protection. These kinds of deaths can be stopped by implementing the proper safety procedures.
If you are a construction company and work in confined spaces, odds are you've been following the General Industry rule as a best practice. However, come August 3rd of 2015, the recently published Final Rule for Confined Spaces in Construction goes into effect. The new rule has a few differences and a few clarifications, brush up on the new guidelines and keep your workers safe.
You've done an analysis of the hazards in your work area - whether it be a construction site, a warehouse, or a manufacturing floor, and you've determined that the best solution for one or more of your hazards is a work platform. It may seem like your decision-making ends there, but it doesn't. In reality, you need to determine which type of work platform is the best for you.