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OSHA Rule Proposal In a recent May 2018 Trade Release, OSHA proposed some changes to increase construction site safety.  Proposed changes  include crane operator certification clarity and reinstating employer responsibility in ensuring crane operator qualifications to increase safety in operating equipment. Fall Hazard for Workers in Construction In calendar year 2016 according to OSHA, 991 […]

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 […]

Self-Closing Safety Gate by EDGE Fall Protection, LLC             EDGE Fall Protection, LLC, focuses on providing simple and effective fall protection solutions for workers at heights.  Our solutions seek to increase worker safety, diminish employer risk, enhance accessibility, and maintain flow of material and personnel.  We continue to develop products and methods of implementation that […]

OSHA Guardrail and IBC Guardrail Regulations We often come across scenarios where OSHA guardrail regulations are being compared to IBC (International Building Code) regulations.  Here at EDGE, we see them in plans and specifications everyday, but there are a few key differences between the two types of regulations that should be highlighted so we better […]

OSHA Walking Working Surfaces Standard – Low Sloped Roof Fall Protection Defined “Low-Sloped Roof” is a term that OSHA felt it needed to be defined in its Walking Working Surfaces update published November 18, 2016.  A low-sloped roof is defined as a slope equal or less than a ratio of 4 to 12.  Slope is […]

Safety Gates in the OSHA Walking Working Surfaces OSHA provides guidance on walking working surfaces to define the purpose of a safety gate.  Included in this are the requirements, expectations of employers, openings and access points.   Employers are required to use guardrail systems around holes that are access points  by either installing gates at the […]

What are the OSHA Guidelines and regulations for Fall Protection? Over the years, there have been questions that have consistently been raised in regards to fall protection scenarios.  We plan to address a few of questions in this section.  Firstly, everyone must know that some type of fall protection is required anytime an employee is […]