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...
Roof Railing in NYC - Protecting a Historic Rooftop in New York CityAfter a historic building in NYC was cited with multiple code violations by the city, Flag Waterproofing & Restoration reached out to Simplified Safety for help choosing the right perimeter guardrail to secure the building and become compliant.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Installing Permanent Parapet Railings Just Got Easier
Kee Safety's new fitting will make it easier to construct parapet railings on the edge of the roof. This fitting is deigned to attach to the top of the parapet. From there the railing hangs over the edge on the inside of the building. The railing is then constructed at an angle away from the...
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...
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...
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...
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. Maybe your supervisory personnel seem...
How Cold Weather Affects Workers at Heights
Certainly, cold weather poses hazards to anybody working outdoors, but the higher you go, the more intense the conditions can get. Workers on the ground are facing different hazards than workers on the roof of an office building, who are facing different hazards than construction workers on...
Three Warning Signs a Fall is About to Occur
"It was just a freak accident."
"There was no way we could have seen that coming!
If you haven’t heard something like this, spend a little time doing incident investigation in an occupational setting. Trust me, it won’t take long. Statements like these perpetuate the belief that accidents...
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...
Do You Make These Three Fall Protection Mistakes?
Fall protection rules can seem complicated because every situation is different.A roof that may be safe in one scenario needs a completely different approach in another. A lanyard that is good for the work you are performing today is unacceptable for the work you’re...
How To Install Rooftop Guardrail Safely
Great news – you get to install a guardrail system to keep people safe. This guardrail should perform for many years, especially if a highly durable and maintenance free system like KeeGuard has been selected.
However, how do you keep your crew safe during the installation?