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OSHA Fines Set to Rise in 2016

OSHA Fines Set to Rise in 2016

It has long been lamented by those trying to rein in employers with poor safety performance, that OSHA has not had the teeth to enforce regulations the way they need to be enforced. 

Five Ways to Hurt Yourself in a Harness

Five Ways to Hurt Yourself in a Harness

There are some things you can hand to somebody with no instructions and they’ll know how to use them: a pair of boots, a pair of gloves, safety glasses.  A fall protection harness is not one of these things. 

5 Habits That Can Save Your Life On A Roof

5 Habits That Can Save Your Life On A Roof

We spend a good deal of time discussing equipment in this blog, from fall protection to work platforms to scaffolding and lifts. In the end, it’s often our behavior at work that contributes to incidents, not the equipment.

Doing the Bare Minimum: Compliance vs. Safety

Doing the Bare Minimum: Compliance vs. Safety

People tend to interpret regulations and laws in whatever way suits them best.  Speed limits, for instance, are treated as a bare minimum while safety regulations are treated like a goal to attain – a maximum level of performance.  In both cases, the opposite is actually true.