fall protection

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What’s Up in PPE? More Fit Testing

An offering on display during this week’s Safety 2012 conference brings the concept of fit testing to yet another PPE category. Jun 07, 2012 DENVER –- ASSE’s annual conference is a great place to find out what’s happening in PPE, and this year’s Safety 2012 event was no exception. The expo set a new record … Continue reading »

Honeywell Safety Products takes pride in safety-at-height solutions represented by North and Miller

Honeywell Safety Products takes particular pride in bringing to market innovative safety at height solutions represented by these well known and respected brands – North and Miller – that enhance worker safety and productivity, while increasing compliance and lowering overall cost. Added-Value Honeywell is committed to providing added-value fall protection equipment and services to those … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC: Notice of public hearings for the 2012 proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

The WorkSafeBC Board of Directors approved May-June public hearings regarding proposed regulatory amendments to: Part 5, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents Part 11, Fall Protection Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment; and consequential amendments to Part 23, Oil and Gas Part 13, Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms, and … Continue reading »

Focus Your Safety Training Dollars Wisely

by Jason Townsell As a former occupational safety training vendor, I have observed the disinterested and confused faces of students who probably should not have been in attendance. For example, I have been hired to provide excavation awareness training to a receptionist, fall protection training to an accountant and confined space awareness training to a group … Continue reading »

Ontario: Making Construction Sites Safe For Workers

McGuinty Government Committed To Preventing Workplace Injuries Ontario is working to improve safety in high-risk construction trades with a targeted, month-long blitz to protect workers from preventable workplace injuries. Beginning March 1, inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will visit construction projects employing workers in high-rise formwork, low-rise formwork and masonry, siding and built-up roofing … Continue reading »

Masonry contractor Limen Group suspends site work for safety training day

PETER KENTER correspondent Today masonry contractor Limen Group will simultaneously suspend work at every one of its project sites across the country and the company’s clients are on board with the decision. The date has been set aside as a mandatory safety training day at which more than 600 employees will receive fall protection and … Continue reading »

My First Confined Space Experience

By Dave D. Wagner For those of us who work for manufacturers of gas monitoring instruments, “confined space” is a term that we use and discuss frequently. But when it comes right down to it, most of us have never seen the inside of a confined space firsthand nor experienced a true confined space entry. … Continue reading »

Construction access and fall protection equipment continue to be areas of concern

Safe use of access equipment and fall protection continue to be the two major health and safety concerns related to access equipment on construction projects, according to the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The Ministry recently released results from an August 2011 blitz involving all types of access equipment at Ontario constructions sites. Inspectors checked on … Continue reading »

Fall Risks and Ladder Accidents in the Construction Industry

A New York ladder accident demonstrates the fall hazards common to the construction industry. When an accident happens, an injured worker may be able to obtain compensation for his or her injuries. January 27, 2012 — Two recent construction accidents in New York demonstrate the fall hazards common in the construction industry. To help prevent … Continue reading »

Ontario Blitz Results: Access Equipment

Workers can suffer serious injuries and death when access equipment is improperly used. Lack of training and non-compliance with manufacturer’s instructions are often the cause of these incidents. From August 1 to August 31, 2011, Ministry of Labour inspectors conducted a blitz of hazards involving all types of access equipment at Ontario constructions sites. Inspectors … Continue reading »

Fall from Ladder Workplace Fatality

Longtime Whistler hotel maintenance worker and Squamish resident Roberto Suarez died on Saturday (Dec. 17) after falling from a ladder while working at the Westin Resort and Spa. Suarez, 42, who leaves behind a wife and children aged 12 and 9, was working in one of the hotel rooms at about 10 a.m. when he … Continue reading »

New! Miller StopFall Fall Restraint Device Replaces Original StopFall System

Created for linemen by linemen, the New Miller StopFall Fall Restraint Device is the only wood pole product of its type and offers the following features: • Automatic spring-loaded cinching feature – Miller Exclusive! • Easy to use and adjust when hitchhiking wood poles. • For use on transmission and distribution poles. • 100% inspection. … Continue reading »

New DBI-SALA™ Nano-Lok™ Self Retracting Lifeline from Capital Safety is Compact, Versatile and Saf

Directly attaches to most harnesses to replace lanyard Red Wing, Minn. — November 21, 2011 — Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA, PROTECTA and UNILINE brands of fall protection equipment, introduces the new DBI-SALA NanoLok™ Self Retracting Lifelines (SRL). These new SRL’s, an addition to Capital Safety’s extensive line of industry-leading self retracting lifelines, can be used in place … Continue reading »

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