Access a Mezzanine Safely: Mezzanine Gates and Platform Gates
Need to access a mezzanine or platform safely? Mezzanine and platform gates can help you gain access to that crucial space in a safe and efficient way. Mezzanine gates allow you to easily fork lift materials from a lower level onto a higher platform. Mezzanine gates can be manual, spring loaded...
Fall Protection Equipment Inspections- What Am I Looking For?
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. Many incidents involving equipment failure...
Next Big Thing in Fall Protection? Wearable Airbag?
Discovery Channel has a new show called Prototype This. This year they featured fall protection by creating a prototype of a wearable airbag. I love how the guys says, I dont know why this shouldnt be on the market and the guy who is working is wrapped in something the size of a small...
Roof Washing: Hazards and Considerations
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...
Basic Overview of PPE
The following safety huddle topic is an overview of OSHA personal protective equipment for the construction industry. All information has been extracted from OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart E. This information is for informational purposes only. Employers should always create a written policy...
Overview of Hand & Foot Personal Protection Equipment
Hand Protection PPE
The selection of appropriate hand PPE is a very important part of workplace safety. Safety gloves are offered in many different types of protective materials. Always complete a hazard analysis before selecting PPE.Always use machine guards and do not bypass safety...
5 Easy Ways To Increase Safety On Your Rooftop
Companies and OSHA make fall protection safety complicated. Being distracted by technical jargon and confused by the wording of OSHA 1910 can leave you paralyzed from addressing known issues.
We are here to simplify fall protection for you. Rooftops have several areas known for creating...
Three Areas where Industrial Safety Gates are Needed
No one would want to get on an airplane and hear: "Well folks, we got about half way through the safety inspection and decided that was good enough. Now sit back and enjoy the flight." You need to provide total protection for the sake of the person who is working at heights. Industrial 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. Speed...
Seven Ways to Save on Safety
In this economic climate, saving money is of utmost importance. However, when it comes to safetyHow do you economize without sacrificing your employee's wellbeing? How can you develop and maintain a great culture of safety while still focusing on the bottom line?
This is a tightrope...
Horizontal Lifeline Installation Services
The installation of horizontal lifelines requires professionals who understand both the surface they are mounting to and the components of the lifeline system. Many of the other safety systems that we sell can be installed by the end user, but a horizontal lifeline is different. In order to...
Understanding the New OSHA Approved Options for Fall ProtectionLate last year, OSHA published a long-awaited final rule on Walking and Working Surfaces. To those who are governed by the construction regulations, much of the new rule will be familiar, specifically the section on Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS). However, here is a guide to what has changed.
Four Must Ask Questions When Choosing A Pallet Gate
Mezzanines in the workplace pose a great risk to employees. Though they are useful and often necessary for storage, the creation of additional fall hazards must not be overlooked. If you ever need to access an elevated platform, and that platform is more than 48" high, that perimeter must be...
Harness Saves the Day - Or Does it?
Go to You Tube, search any topic, and you’re bound to come up with videos showing what you’re looking for. Fall protection situations are no exception. With a little searching, you can find videos showing good examples of fall protection, bad examples of fall protection, complete lack of...
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. Notice, however, the title of this blog post - specifically the word “habits”. In the end, it’s often our behavior at work that contributes to incidents,...
Guidelines for Creating a Work at Height Safety Policy
If your company requires employees to work above 4’ in general industry and above 6’ in construction, it is important that you have a policy in place for working at heights. While 4’ and 6’ might not seem all that high, people have died or suffered serious injuries when falling from these...
Hidden Hazards in Your Warehouse
I’ve been in many warehouses. Many, many warehouses. The difference in safety culture from one to the next is as varied as the products they store. Some are in pristine, new buildings with clear lines painted on the floor, have only safe, certified forklift operators driving the...
Railcar & Truck Loading Fall Protection
Ethanol Producer Magazine has a well written article on the importance of fall protection. The article covers the basics of OSHA as well as some great tips on what to look for to make your environment safer. The article concludes with a list of fall protection solutions that help to...
Importance of a Rescue Section in Your Fall Protection Plan
One of the most overlooked areas of a fall protection plan is the rescue section. For many professionals, this is due to heavy emphasis put on protection and prevention rather than rescue and retrieval.
From a young age we learn that 911 is THE ANSWER when any accident happens. In fall...
Fall Protection Railing for Volunteer Residential Roofing Projects
Organizations like Habitat for Humanity use volunteer labor for residential roofing projects. The use of volunteer labor can be quite a dilema when it comes to keeping everyone on the worksite safe from injury. One of the most dangerous areas of a volunteer work site is a roof. An innovation...
It Won't Happen to Me!
This is an attitude most workers seem to have. And why not? No one goes to work, thinking, "I am going to get hurt today." Although it seems somewhat pessimistic, workers should be thinking "I could get hurt today, so I will take every precaution to prevent it."
Overview of Fall Protection Options
When employees are exposed to heights over 6 feet above lower levels, they shall be protected from falling by guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems. The following Heroic Safety Huddle defines the details and specific regulations pertaining to these protection...
Falls At Work, Why Do They Happen?
Simplified Safety welcomes William Haflidson from AiX Safety as a new guest blogger. William is located in Ontario, Canada and will be providing insights to health and safety issues in Canada.
Unfortunately fall injuries happen in almost all types of workplaces. Falls are the number two...
Rooftop Solar Installations = Increased Fall Hazard
Changes in the legislation in states like California have made dependence upon solar energy, not only more appealing, but a requirement. California is specifically pushing hard for rooftop solar installations. Rooftop solar installations mean exposure to fall hazards. Fall hazards...