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Safety Railing and Guardrail Requirements

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provided new fall protection standards back in Fall 2016. These updates became effective January 2017 and many of them align general industry regulations for OSHA guardrail height, ladders, and stairways with construction standards. Organizations continue to work toward understanding and implementing the required changes and comply with OSHA […]

Difference Between Federal OSHA and Cal OSHA

CALSOHA Railing

How are federal OSHA and Cal OSHA fall protection similar? How are they different?  For that matter, what is Cal OSHA?  When it comes to guardrail fall protection standards, how do federal OSHA and Cal OSHA fall protection compare? This blog post aims to address these questions. Federal vs State OSHA Overview First of all, […]

OSHA Compliance: Confusion About Fall Standards

For years the Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) regulations have been subject to interpretation, misinterpretation, and confusion.  Figuring out which OSHA fall protection standard to use to protect workers from falls from the rooftop can be particularly confusing.  Adding to the confusion are new OSHA fall protection standards which went into effect in January 2017.  […]

Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced the availability of $10.5 million in grants from the Susan Harwood Training Grants Program.  OSHA calls the Susan Harwood Training Grants program essential in its efforts to promote workplace safety and protect workers. What is the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program? First […]

OSHA Cautions Deadly Construction Accidents Related to Falling

OSHA Common Fall Accidents

Each year, thousands of construction employees fall victim fatal accidents. Even more unfortunate than the accidents themselves is the fact that, in many of these cases, the tragic event was completely preventable. This is no more evident than when it comes to dealing with fatal falls in the workplace, as nearly half of all workplace […]

Toeboards & OSHA Requirements: When to Use Them

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What is a toe board: What is it used for? A toe board is the most basic element of roof safety in use today. It is a horizontal piece of wood or metal (typically the size of a 2 x4) that is run horizontally near roof edges. The purpose of toeboards is to prevent falling […]

Providing Fall Protection for Roof Hatches

Roof hatches provide roof access for workers and for equipment.  While work is done on the roof, a roof hatch is often left open to move freely to and from the roof and to prevent workers from being locked onto the roof.  When a hatch is left open, there is a potential fall hazard to […]

Fall Protection Rules: Basic Things You Need to Know

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Falls are the most common causes of work injuries and deaths.  In calendar year 2016 about 38.7% of worker fatalities in construction were due to falls.  Source.  Being proactive by implementing compliant methods of fall protection and fall prevention can save lives and prevent injuries.  Consequently, it is important to be aware of basic fall […]

Safety Gate Fall Protection Applications

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According to OSHA, a common cause of industry injuries and fatalities is falls.  Because falls are a common cause of injury and death, providing fall protection is important.  One consideration for OSHA compliant fall protection is the use of safety gate fall protection. Fall protection safety gates are useful in minimizing fall risks and preventing […]

When is Rooftop Fall Protection Required?

At what heights and how far from the leading edge of a rooftop is safe?  When it comes right down to it, there is no one safe height measure nor one safe distance from a roof edge that fits all rooftop fall protection and safety concerns.  Implementing OSHA rooftop safety standards can help to assure […]