4 Different Types of Active Fall Protection for the Construction IndustryIn construction, however, it is rare to see opportunities where passive controls will be cost-effective or possible with building conditions. With the need to use active fall protection, understanding the different types and applicable codes can create a safer work environment.
Ten Questions Every Construction Safety Professional Should Ask
Safety is a big issue on construction sites. The ways in which serious accidents can occur are countless, thanks to the nature of construction. Federal OSHA’s statistics show that of the roughly 4,600 fatal work-related accidents in the U.S. in 2011, the most recent year for which data...
How to Give an Effective Toolbox Talk
Let’s be honest: not everybody has the personality to be a trainer. It’s easy to hand somebody some information and say, “Here, go teach this to your workers.” They might be able to rattle off that information to their audience, but can they do it in such a way that their...
Temporary Construction Guardrail Buyer's Guide
Personal fall arrest systems seem to get all the attention in discussions revolving around fall protection, but, as discussed in a previous article, harnesses and lanyards should be a last line of defense since they are considered personal protective equipment. Short of...
Confined Spaces in Construction – What's New?
If you are a construction company and work in confined spaces, odds are you’ve been following the General Industry rule as a best practice. Up until this point, the only construction requirement for confined spaces has been that the involved employees needed to be trained. Despite the lack...
Construction Site Fall Protection Guide
For many years now, falls have been the leading cause of death on construction sites. From small, residential projects to large commercial structures, people continue to add to the fatal fall statistic – regardless of the focus placed on this epidemic. Sometimes this is the result of...
OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
With the coming of warmer temperatures in most of the country comes an increase in construction activity. Unfortunately, if history teaches us anything, with increased construction activity comes increased worker injuries and fatalities. Falls continue to top the list of fatalities in...