Fall Protection http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6606/more en The Question We All Should Ask: Is My Loved One Safe at Work? http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/question-we-all-should-ask-my-loved-one-safe-work <div class="field-deck"> The American Society of Safety Engineers is urging families and communities to become involved in safety campaigns to reduce work-related injuries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There is one overlooked question that people across North America should ask themselves: &ldquo;Is my loved one safe at work today?&rdquo; This spring, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is building on that critical question and encouraging people to get involved in one or more of several workplace safety campaigns that can make a difference in reducing risks.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/question-we-all-should-ask-my-loved-one-safe-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/question-we-all-should-ask-my-loved-one-safe-work#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety Training News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:19:00 +0000 54491 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Events in April, May and June draw attention to the importance of occupational safety and health for all workers, and encourage employers and family members to encourage employees and loved ones to work safely.</p> Thinkstock NIOSH, Partners, Announce Fourth Annual Stand-Down for Fall Safety http://ehstoday.com/construction/niosh-partners-announce-fourth-annual-stand-down-fall-safety <div class="field-deck"> It is that time of year again where both employers and workers are invited to stand-down for fall safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Thousands of employers and potentially millions of employees are expected to participate in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction during the week of May 8-12, a combined effort by <a href="http://www.osha.gov" target="_blank">OSHA</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cdc.gov_niosh_&amp;d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=wl8LxMf7W1a5tNpUrLyQVgyhVDNc9jvXLAGUieOHfeE&amp;m=173s-How6eYMN2tKg3TC1HtVZjXirt8mZb_KEsoVZBE&amp;s=6EPsi6qscHXyPS-l1K75sNGF1Ghsl8hY9rwXFutQCsc&amp;e=" target="_blank">National Institu</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/niosh-partners-announce-fourth-annual-stand-down-fall-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/niosh-partners-announce-fourth-annual-stand-down-fall-safety#comments Construction Fall Protection News Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000 54271 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-safety-manufacturing-industry <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Miller </div> <div class="field-deck"> A leading cause of occupational injuries and fatalities is falls, and this article written by Dakota Safety President Andrew J. Miller offers five tips to promote fall safety in the manufacturing environment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Within the past decade, fall prevention violations are <a href="http://www.dakotasafety.com/blog/top-osha-violations/" target="_blank">No. 1 on OSHA&#39;s list of most-violated construction standards</a>, and they often result in tragic outcomes for workers and cost businesses a substantial amount of money and damage to their reputations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-safety-manufacturing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-safety-manufacturing-industry#comments Fall Protection Safety News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:44:00 +0000 53601 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Loose electrical cords, wet walking surfaces and dirty or greasy boots are just a few of the hazards that can contribute to fall injuries.</p> Talking Ladder Safety with American Ladder Institute President Ryan Moss http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/talking-ladder-safety-american-ladder-institute-president-ryan-moss <div class="field-deck"> The American Ladder Institute, a not-for-profit association of ladder industry leaders dedicated to promoting safe ladder use, has declared March 2017 as National Ladder Safety Month. EHS Today sat down with Moss to hear more about his passion for ladder safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&quot;Every year there are 300 ladder-related deaths and thousands of disabling injuries related to ladders,&quot; says Ryan Moss, president of the American Ladder Institute (ALI), and CEO of Little Giant Ladder Systems.</p> <p>&quot;Without better training and continuous innovation in safety, planning and product design, we will continue to see far too many fatalities.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/talking-ladder-safety-american-ladder-institute-president-ryan-moss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/talking-ladder-safety-american-ladder-institute-president-ryan-moss#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety Training Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:35:00 +0000 53301 at http://ehstoday.com The Future of Fall Prevention http://ehstoday.com/safety/future-fall-prevention <div class="field-byline"> David Francis </div> <div class="field-deck"> Every ladder accident is preventable, but without better training and continuous innovation in safety planning and product design, fatalities will continue. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Every year, over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries.<br /> The impact from sprains and strains, broken bones and other more serious disabling conditions resulting from falls from ladders reaches far beyond the injured worker&#39;s suffering. The direct compensation and medical treatments associated with falls from elevation cost American businesses $4.6 billion, according to a report from Liberty Mutual published several years ago.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/future-fall-prevention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/future-fall-prevention#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety Training Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:26:00 +0000 53281 at http://ehstoday.com Washington Construction Co. Fined more than $200,000 for Repeated Safety Violations http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations <div class="field-deck"> A Puyallup, Wash., construction company allegedly exposed workers to potential falls and other hazards at a residential construction site in Olympia. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Washington State <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lni.wa.gov_&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=XgtefILxNjCXUNQxGj32dUM9iTIINaaWqlieCZOmwA0&amp;m=IEGEc1unPNRxenbIHx4Xkwb1PAXoUwvl4PjahU4MMRA&amp;s=S2-375Zb8dp-26d5YP7nGLRbLQ67n45bJz19CF5NYyQ&amp;e=" target="_blank">Department of Labor &amp; Industries</a> (L&amp;I) has cited J &amp; I Construction for 13 violations for allegedly exposing workers to falls and other hazards, including several that are considered willful and repeat-serious. The findings include penalties totaling $203,420.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations#comments Construction Fall Protection OSHA News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:33:00 +0000 52851 at http://ehstoday.com Free Retro-Inspired Posters Highlight OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/free-retro-inspired-posters-highlight-osha-s-top-10-violations-2016-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><a href="https://safety.grainger.com/insights/posters" target="_blank">The series of 10, vintage-inspired safety posters are available for free from the Grainger web site.</a></p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/free-retro-inspired-posters-highlight-osha-s-top-10-violations-2016-photo-gallery#comments Construction Forklift Safety Galleries GHS Safety Leadership Fall Protection OSHA Safety Galleries Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:24:00 +0000 52791 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A set of 10, vintage-style safety posters is available for free from Grainger.</p> Fall Prevention Training for General Industry Employees http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees <div class="field-byline"> By Karen Hamel, CSP, WACH </div> <div class="field-deck"> OSHA's efforts to revise and update the existing walking-working surfaces standard for general industry have been ongoing since 1973. A focus of the update is employee training. Here's what you need to know. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2016, OSHA passed a final rule expanding the scope of the existing walking and working surface standard for general industry and adding a fall protection standard for general industry; acknowledging that many general industry workers face similar types of fall hazards as those in construction.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees#comments Fall Protection OSHA Safety Training OSHA Enforcement Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:54:00 +0000 52721 at http://ehstoday.com Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/walking-working-surfaces-and-personal-protective-equipment-infographic <div class="field-deck"> While the majority of OSHA's changes to the Walking-Work Surfaces Standard take effect in January 2017, employers have an extended compliance timeline for some parts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fake text for placeholder</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/walking-working-surfaces-and-personal-protective-equipment-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/walking-working-surfaces-and-personal-protective-equipment-infographic#comments Fall Protection Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:05:00 +0000 52311 at http://ehstoday.com Seven Million Ways to Prevent Injuries http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/seven-million-ways-prevent-injuries <div class="field-deck"> OSHA's new take on the Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection standard is causing companies in general industry to re-evaluate safety plans for slip, trip and fall prevention. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Decades after OSHA first held a public meeting regarding revisions to its Walking-Working Surfaces standard for general industry, the final rule will become effective on Jan. 17.</p> <p>The revision to 29 CFR Part 1910 general industry addresses subpart D &ndash; for slip, trip and fall hazards and subpart I &ndash; adding requirements for personal fall protection systems. In addition, it eliminates the existing mandate to use guardrails as a primary fall protection method and allows employers to choose from accepted fall protection systems, according to OSHA.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/seven-million-ways-prevent-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/seven-million-ways-prevent-injuries#comments Fall Protection Safety Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:17:00 +0000 52301 at http://ehstoday.com