Tag Archives: safety products

Skylight Screen Necessity

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Roof skylights allow natural light to enter the building and reduce energy costs.  Also, natural light through skylights has a positive impact on the well-being of people in the building.  However, roof skylights are a fall hazard.  A worker working near or walking close to an unprotected skylight can accidentally fall into the skylight.  As […]

Benefits of Powder Coating or Galvanizing

Two common methods of providing protective finishes to underlying metal are powder coating and galvanizing. Powder Coating Powder coating is a strong and durable finish with a range of colors available, such as a safety yellow or a custom color.   This finish involves a barrier – layer protection.  An electrostatically charged coating applied to the […]

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 […]

OSHA Fixed Ladder Requirements

New OSHA Fall Protection Rule regulations went into effect on January 17, 2017.  Some provisions for fixed ladders over 24 feet have delayed effective dates.   Here are three OSHA fixed ladder fall protection requirements with delayed effective dates (source): Installing fall protection (personal fall arrest systems, ladder safety systems, cages, wells) on existing fixed ladders […]

Frequently Cited OSHA Violations

Highest Quantity of Citations The most frequently cited standard by OSHA regulators lie within Fall Protection, namely “Duty to have Fall Protection.”  The regulations and standards can seem complicated with a lot of subparts and unfamiliar jargon. We are here to clear out the gunk and tell it to you straight.  Protect the health and […]

OSHA Proposed Changes for Safety of Construction Sites

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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 […]

Industrial Loading Dock Gate Applications – Rolling Dock Gate

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 […]

Safety Gates – OSHA Walking Working Rule

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 […]

Safety Products: The Best Guardrail Systems

What do you think of when you think of Safety Products? Safety glasses, gloves, Hi-Vis apparel, and hard hats are all quick and easy ones.  We see these all the time in pictures, when we see people drive to and from work, and signs requiring such products upon entering many workplaces.  What we may not […]