How Many Roof Anchor Points Do I Need?
There is nothing simple about roof anchor points.
Being that is our aspiration to create simple and safe solutions for all workers at heights, we felt it necessary to address one of our most commonly asked questions.How Many Rooftop Anchor Points Do I Need?
Unfortunately, like many...
Roof Walkway for Safe Access to Rooftop Solar Installations
As rooftop solar installations grow, so grows the need to access the roof safely.
Part of roof top safety is having a proper rooftop railing installed. On a metal roof there are other safety concerns. The metal ribs can cause a significant trip hazard. Additionally, the metal roof may not be...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Are you Aware of the Dangers of Suspension Trauma?
The Daily Commercial News and Construction Record has written a great article that addresses fall arrest suspension trauma.
The article deals with several issues concerning suspension trauma. It starts by describing the basic problem with fall arrest, and that is that stopping the fall is only...
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...
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...
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...
It won't happen to me? Think again about ladder safety!
Video can be such a pain! Especially when it catches you ignoring a safety regulation. Unfortunately we all know that the "It won't happen to me!" mindset keeps many people from practicing the proper safety procedures. Perhaps on the statistical levels, people often do dangerous things...
Installing Permanent Parapet Railings Just Got Easier
A new fitting released by Kee Safety will now 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...
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?
Five Unexpected Places Safety Railings Are Needed
Sometimes it's obvious: you're about to work on a scaffold, at the edge of a roof, or on a piece of equipment fifteen feet high and you know instinctively that guard rails are needed.
Other times, it's not so simple. Not because safety railing wouldn't be an intuitive solution, but...
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.