Category Archives: Fall Protection

Fatal Occupational Injuries In December of 2017, the United States Department of Labor released the most recent census.  This provided data by industry – encompassing the entire United States. Within the Construction industry, there were a total of 987 fatal injuries in 2016.  Out of this total, the majority of deaths were due to falls, […]

Illinois Fall Protection Citation Results in High Penalties for Employers when Exposing Workers to Falls Illinois Fall Protection Citation Recently in February of 2018, in a suburb outside of Chicago, a General Contractor received an Illinois Fall Protection citation for exposing workers to fall hazards. As reported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]

Industrial Loading Dock Gate Applications – Rolling Dock Gate Potential Hazard with Loading Docks? Loading docks are an area in manufacturing plants where people are constantly working around, and generally have little to no fall protection when dock doors are left open.  Our Industrial Loading Dock Gates solve that problem! Fall Protection Requirement at Loading […]

Fall Protection for Existing Buildings vs New Construction   When you think of fall protection, you probably think of a guard rail or harness system being used during the construction of a new structure. And you’d be almost right. New construction is an obvious place where fall protection is needed, but that doesn’t mean that […]

Floor Mount Rail and Stairwell Installation EDGE Fall Protection, LLC recently installed our floor mounted permanent sized rail section and Kwik Rail at a Technical College in Minnesota.  Last winter, an employee slipped, fell, and incurred an injury because no stairwell railing existed.  While the railing was not required by OSHA, since the height was less […]

While the benefits of skylights are numerous, the skylight fall protection hazards are often overlooked.  Skylights pose a particular danger to individuals working around them because they are often viewed as “safe.”  Unlike more obvious fall hazards like leading edges, a skylight’s dome creates a false sense of security for personnel working around them.  In […]

There are two different types of fall protection that can be implemented to meet OSHA requirements: passive fall protection or active fall protection. Passive Fall Protection Passive fall protection is a system that is stationary, non-dynamic, and requires no human interaction to support itself or serve its purpose.  Most often, passive fall protection takes the […]