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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
In this article, we draw our attention to some of the workplace difficulties that immigrants face when reaching America.
No safety program is perfect for one simple reason: people aren’t perfect. No matter how many policies you put in place, no matter how much equipment you buy, no matter how much training you do, in the end you are depending on human beings to implement your safety program and human beings make mistakes.
Roof washing is probably never on anybody’s top-5 list of ways to spend an afternoon, but it certainly can become a necessary evil. If it were just a matter of aesthetics, you could almost write it off as vanity and leave your roof to become whatever filthy mess it was destined to become, but that’s not the case.