Inspections are required of every piece of equipment, but often overlooked in the rush to get to work. If your personnel are not properly trained and monitored, there is no telling what condition the equipment making it out in to the field is in.
When the conversation turns to fall protection, railings, skylight screens, horizontal lifelines, and mobile anchor points are often discussed, but what about vertical lifelines?
Self-retracting lifelines (SRL's) used to be frowned upon by workers, but technology has changed. SRL's have become much easier to use. Read how to properly use and maintain a self-retracting lifeline.
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.