Video: 5 Things to Know about Post Fall Rescue
One of forgotten elements of fall protection is the post fall rescue. It's not enough to stop a fall, you need to know how to rescue the victim. Hightek, a fall protection and scaffolding training and consulting company in Canada, has released a short video to cover the basics of a post fall...
Upcoming Safety Training from Encouraging Safety
Guest blogger, Jay Rohman, of Encouraging Safety is presenting a number of remote safety seminars over the next month. Here is a listing:
The 4 Hazards Of Shift Work - How To Minimize Them 9/14/2009 Employers and workers can work together to identify and control shiftwork hazards. But...
Staying Safe on a Ladder
Ladder safety is a serious issue. Although we think the usage of a ladder is a basic part of the work environment, failure to observe some basic safety rules can be dangerous or fatal. The short presentation below covers a number of important aspects of ladder safety.Ladder Safety...
What is an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)?Elements of an Emergency Action Plan
An emergency action plan (EAP) should address emergencies that the employer may reasonably expect in the workplace. Some examples include: fires; hazardous materials spills; tornadoes; floods; and others. The following text identifies the main components...
Temporary Safety Staffing – A Primer – Part 1 of 2Your firm may need a safety professional either full- or part-time, but you dont want to commit the time and expense and risk of hiring additional staff.
At various times, your company may find itself with a spike in workload or faced with a special project that your existing staff isnt...
Temporary Safety Staffing – A Primer – Part 2 of 2Your company may not currently have a complete safety program, and your in-house safety personnel either dont have the time or the right expertise to develop and implement one.
Its not uncommon for a companys safety program to be less thorough than it should be. Or in many cases, business...
Learn about Fall Protection Positioning Devices
The following safety huddle represents OSHA's safety compliance regulations for positioning device systems 1926.502(e). Always consult directly with OSHA compliance standards and manufacturer recommendations before utilizing these systems. Positioning device systems are not fall arrest...
Use & Application of Warning Lines
The following safety huddle lists the OSHA standards that regulate and define the specifications for warning line systems in construction fall protection. Refer to 29 CFR 1926.502(f) for more details. Remember, workplace safety is everyeverybody's responsibility.
Definition: warning line...
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...
Understanding the Hazardous Materials Communication Program
OSHA estimates that 32 million employees are exposed to hazardous chemicals each year in the United States. Understanding OSHA's Hazard Communication (HazCom) program can be quite confusing at times. OSHA 29 CRF Part 1910 Subpart Z states that the purpose of the program is to ensure that the...
What's the difference between different types of fall protection?
Back when we launched the site we put together a comprehensive chart on the differences between different types of fall protection. Those difference are classically labeled as fall prevention (or passive fall protection), fall restraint, and fall arrest (or active fall protection). Click on...
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...
Can You Hear Me Now?
At the 2009 ASSE conference in San Antonio, Louise Vallee, vice president, Chubb & Son Insurance , told an audience of safety professionals that We could very well see hearing loss problems continue to increase into future generations. Vallee noted that, Baby Boomers have attended rock...
7 Ways to Save on Safety (Part 1 of 3)
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...
7 Ways to Save on Safety (Part 2 of 3)
This is a continuation of 7 Ways to Save on Safety. Read Part 1.2. Evaluate the longevity of safety options.
How long will the system that you purchase last? At what point will it need to be repaired/replaced? This will require that you evaluate what materials the products are made from,...
7 Ways to Save on Safety (Part 3 of 3)
This is a continuation of 7 Ways to Save on Safety. Read Part 1. Read Part 2.5. Open yourself to new ideas.
The safety industry has evolved tremendously in the past few years. New technology is constantly being introduced to both the construction industry and general industry. Whether it...
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...
Confined spaces can be deadly: On average 2 workers won’t come home this week
(FOREST GROVE, Ore.) Fire officials say one person died and a second was successfully rescued today, after they became trapped in the confined space of an underground manhole on NW Timmerman Road west of Forest Grove. This recent headline could have been taken from just about any newspaper...
Announcing the new Safety Professionals Network
Happy New Year, today we introduce our brand new Safety Professionals Network. If you are a safety professional, please take a minute to read this an learn about our new network. If you are a company in need of a safety professionals services, we invite you to start searching for a safety...
Safety Culture Excellece: Video about Accident Definition
We sell safety products, thats a fact. However, we are not under the illusion that simply having the right product will always protect you or your workers from an accident. In addition to having the right protective gear you have to have the right mind set in regard to safety.
Fall Arrest Systems and TrainingFall Arrest Systems
Fall arrest is the kind of fall protection which includes the safe stopping of a person already falling. It is one of many forms of fall protection, which also include fall guarding and fall
OSHA specifies under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations that people...
The Basics of Confined SpaceWhat is a Confined Space
A confined space is any space that:Has limited or restricted means of entry or exit Is large enough for a person to enter to perform tasks Is not designed or configured for continuous occupancy Is any covered space of depth more than 4 feet