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When Will the New Walking/Working Surface Rules Arrive?

When Will the New Walking/Working Surface Rules Arrive?

“When will the new walking/working surface rules arrive?” is a question that’s been asked for many, many, many years (as in about 20), but it finally looks like we may have an answer. 

Why Can’t My Managers Get My Staff to Comply?

Why Can’t My Managers Get My Staff to Comply?

Sometimes you can have the best program on paper, but it doesn’t seem to be translating well to real-world implementation.  Maybe your workforce is telling you they like the program, but every time you observe them, they’re breaking the rules.

Active vs. Passive Fall Protection Systems

Active vs. Passive Fall Protection Systems

We’ve covered many different types of fall protection systems and their components in this blog, but somewhere along the line, you may have heard the terms “active” and “passive” fall protection systems.  Are you aware of what they mean?

What Does the New Recordkeeping Rule Mean to Me?

What Does the New Recordkeeping Rule Mean to Me?

By now, you may have heard: OSHA issued a new final rule in regards to electronic recordkeeping.  Great!  What the heck does that mean? Well, funny you should ask, because I’ve got answers!

What Are the Different Types of OSHA Violations

What Are the Different Types of OSHA Violations

We often focus here on what you need to do to keep your employees safe and to ensure your company is compliant with the law, but at some point in time, some of you are going to be involved in an OSHA inspection and the outcome may not be as favorable as you’d like. 

HVAC Installer Dies After Fall Through Skylight

HVAC Installer Dies After Fall Through Skylight

Skylights are a hazard often overlooked during rooftop work, especially in the planning phase.  If they’re thought about at all, it’s usually when a worker is already on the roof trying to figure out how they can possibly stay away from them. 

Selecting Non-Penetrating Rooftop Anchors

Selecting Non-Penetrating Rooftop Anchors

There are many rooftop anchors on the market, however, a number of them require you to penetrate the roof membrane in order to fasten the anchor to the structure.  That’s fine if the building owner allows it, but in a commercial application that is unlikely unless you are installing a permanent anchor point.

Common Hazards While Servicing Rooftop HVAC

Common Hazards While Servicing Rooftop HVAC

We’ve spoken often in this blog about general rooftop safety hazards and regulations.  We recently focused specifically on one rooftop activity when we posted about the hazards associated with washing roofs, and we felt that rooftop HVAC work deserved the same treatment.  How can we best keep our HVAC workers safe when servicing rooftop units?

Roof Distances By the Numbers

Roof Distances By the Numbers

Rooftop fall protection seems to consistently be one of the most confusing regulations.  From when warning lines and monitors can be used to determining the width of your roof, something always seems to be missed – or at least misinterpreted.

OSHA and Illegal Immigrants

OSHA and Illegal Immigrants

In this article, we draw our attention to some of the workplace difficulties that immigrants face when reaching America.

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