Metal Rooftop Railings and Guardrails
We have had this product available for a while, but have never featured it properly. KeeGuard Metal Roof Top Railings are designed to protect workers who are operating around a roof edge on a metal building. The use of S-5! clips and connectors, means that the railing system will not...
3 Top Safety Tips When Inspecting Fixed Ladders
For most of us, climbing ladders was something we did for fun on playgrounds growing up. Who would have thought it would turn into a necessary skill in some industries?
Because ladders are so familiar to us, they are often overlooked when it comes to your safety. It is common to see people...
Pallet Gates for Work Platforms [Case Study]
Pallet Gates are typically found on mezzanines, but they can be used in other industrial applications. This pallet gate was used on a work platform that was built around an industrial mixing platform. The pallet gate allows for items to be lifted onto the platform (e.g. pallets of materials to...
Safety Advice When Working at Height
Working at height carries more risk than working at ground level. However, if workers follow safety guidelines, they can accomplish what they need to at height without undue risk to themselves. Workers need to know about appropriate equipment as well as about how to use that equipment...
What Does A Culture Of Safety Look Like?Safety doesn’t just happen.
When implementing a new safety procedure or system, do you ever consider where it came from and why it has been tasked? Maybe if the task is assigned to the EHS person, those questions are a given.
But let’s say it’s assigned to someone in another...
What Type of Railing is Right for You?
Safety Railings are the best form of fall protection. Once safety railing is in place, nobody needs to think about using them, they're just there. Yes, they need to be maintained in good condition, but workers don't need to remember to put them on, adjust them properly, worry...
Flammable Liquids in Workplace Safety
When it comes to running a safety program, most safety managers do not give a lot of thought to the potential dangers associated with storing and handling flammable liquids. Whether these liquids are fuels, alcohols, or degreasers, they have the potential to start fires, explode, or cause...
Five Ways to Kill Yourself While Using a Fall Protection System
Wait, kill yourself while using a fall protection system? Those things are supposed to prevent that from happening, right? Of course they are, but the key part of that phrase is: supposed to. If you’re not using a fall protection system properly, or not taking into account some external...
Overview of OSHA Standards, Citations, & Penalties
Reading OSHA Standards:Code of Federal Regulations is divided into 50 titles Title 29 is designated for the Department of Labor All OSHA regulations are found within Title 29 Published annually on July 1 Breakdown of OSHA standards are as follows: ...
Wear your Safety Harness! You'll be glad you did!
Sean McNulty is glad he wore his fall protection harness! On Monday, January 10, 2011 he lost his footing when a beam shifted on the roof of a demolition project. The fall protection deployed and stopped him from falling more than six stories.
The article notes: "If he didn't have his fall...
What Makes Up A Safety Gate?
OSHA does not allow chains to be used as fall protection anymore.
We discussed this in more detail in a previous post. However, due to this change in OSHA’s code, safety gates have become the go-to option for ladder protection.
That being the case, we wanted to get a more in-depth...
Kee Walk Installation Video
Kee Walk is a new rooftop walk way system built in modular sections to allow for easy installation. In this video Kee Safety shows you how to mount a traverse section of Kee Walk to a sloped roof. The ability to create flat walk ways on sloped roofs is just one feature of our versatile...
Build Cost Effective ADA Handrails Efficiently without Welding
The Kee Access series of fittings allows contractors, building managers and DIY business owners to now enter a realm previously accessible only to fabricators. This series of fittings allows the builder to create a smooth rail ADA compliant handrail with some basic pipe cutting and hand...
Hatch Safety: Are You Keeping Your Employees Safe?
Falconer, 43, was employed as a seaman on a tugboat operated by maritime company. While carrying an engine part, he fell 14 feet through an open hatch in the engine room causing bodily injury. Falconer sued the maritime company alleging the company was negligent in failing to have safety...
Vehicle Safety and PPE on the Go
Point of Beginning, a publication for surveyors, has released an article about vehicle safety. While the article has a section about PPE in a vehicle for a surveyor, the overall thrust of the article is general. Having PPE available in vehicles is important for employees who are on the go. The...
Protecting Warehouse WorkersIn a recent article, we discussed the overall hazards forklift use in a warehouse poses and what you need to do to have a successful safety program in such a situation. However, let’s drill down a little further to see not only how we can protect our workers from forklift hazards, but also...
What Type of Fall Protection is Most Beneficial to Productivity?
You have employees that work at height. This will require two or more team members working at the same time. You want them to work safely and prevent injury, but fall protection limits productivity with requirements for training, supervision, and equipment inspection.
How do we create a...
Safety Railing Solutions for Diverse Environments
Below is a comprehensive list of safety railing solutions that are available to our customers. Not every safety railing solution is a fit for every environment, so we've called attention to where each railing works best. All of these safety railing solutions are OSHA compliant unless...
How to Find Good, Reputable Safety Training
By now, you could probably wallpaper half your office with all the training postcards and fliers you receive in the mail. Your SPAM folder in your email is probably filled with them, too. How do you sort through all of this to find quality courses for your employees?
Effectiveness of OSHA in Reducing Workplace Fatalities [Infographic]
This infographic shows the effectiveness of OSHA over the years in reducing the number of workplace fatalities. While demonstrating that fact, it also shows that OSHA has been far less effective than other countries at reducing workplace fatalities. I'm sure that the comparisons are not...
Is OSHA Compliance for Fall Protection Good Enough?
Every day thousands of you are exposed to a fall hazard in the workplace.
Often times someone has already put forth the work to implement fall protection for you according to OSHA regulations.
But is that really enough?
Ever since the OSH Act in 1970,...
Do Your Ladders Meet OSHA Standards?3 Requirements for Safely Climbing a Fixed Ladder
In 2017, OSHA updated its regulations for walking-working surfaces making ladder cages an ineffective means of fall protection. OSHA 1910.29(i) states that all new or replacement ladders 24 feet or higher installed on or after November 19,...
Fall Rescue - Are You Prepared?
Personal fall arrest systems are often thought to have three parts: a harness, a lanyard, and an anchor point. In reality, there is a 4th part – one that isn’t always utilized, but is always necessary – a fall rescue plan. When dealing with fall prevention, this isn’t...