Fall Protection http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6606/more en 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 Workers Exposed to Fall, Scaffolding Hazards in Philadelphia http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia <div class="field-deck"> A Plymouth Meeting, Pa., contractor has been fined $87,000 by OSHA for alleged safety violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On Dec. 9, <a href="https://www.osha/ooc/citations/Vanilson_Da_Silva_dba_Real_Contractors_LLC_1154452_12_09_16.pdf" target="_blank">OSHA&nbsp;issued citations to Vanilson Da Silva</a>, doing business as Real Contractors LLC, for four alleged&nbsp;repeat&nbsp;and&nbsp;two alleged serious safety violations. Proposed fin is $87,794.</p> <p>OSHA began an inspection of one of the company&rsquo;s job sites on June 10, after a compliance officer observed Real Contractors&rsquo; employees exposed to fall hazards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia#comments Fall Protection OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:58:00 +0000 51971 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Fatality Investigation: Roofing Employee Falls to Death at U.S. Bank Stadium http://ehstoday.com/safety/fatality-investigation-roofing-employee-falls-death-us-bank-stadium <div class="field-deck"> Berwald Roofing and Mortenson Construction settle with Minnesota OSHA after an August 2015 fatality in which an employee fell from the roof of U.S. Bank Stadium. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A settlement agreement has been reached between Minnesota&rsquo;s OSHA, Berwald Roofing and Mortenson Construction after an August 2015 fatality at the U.S. Bank Stadium construction project.</p> <p>According to the agreement, both companies addressed the hazards found during the subsequent inspection and have paid the citation penalty amounts. Berwald Roofing paid $113,200 for three OSHA violations and Mortenson Construction paid $34,300 for one OSHA violation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/fatality-investigation-roofing-employee-falls-death-us-bank-stadium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/fatality-investigation-roofing-employee-falls-death-us-bank-stadium#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:34:00 +0000 51841 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Taylor Heinicke (#6 of the Minnesota Vikings) throws the ball under pressure form Mario Jr. Edwards (#97), Neiron Ball (#58) and Ben Heeney (#51) of the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter of the preseason game on Aug. 22 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 20-12.</p> Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Grainger Experts List Top 10 Safety Questions for 2016 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/grainger-experts-list-top-10-safety-questions-2016-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For links to additional information included in the &ldquo;Top 10 Asked Safety Questions for 2016,&rdquo; visit <a href="https://safety.grainger.com/your-top-10-safety-questions" target="_blank">https://safety.grainger.com/your-top-10-safety-questions</a>.</p> <p>Grainger&rsquo;s team of safety specialists helps customers solve safety challenges, offers cost-saving solutions and recommends program standardization strategies. They hold degrees and professional certifications from accredited institutions in safety, industrial technology, chemistry and related fields.</p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/grainger-experts-list-top-10-safety-questions-2016-photo-gallery#comments Fall Protection Hand Protection PPE Respirators Safety Galleries Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:27:00 +0000 51811 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Grainger fielded 120,000 customer questions about safety in 2016. Here is the Top 10 list.</p> Winter Safety from Head to Toe http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe <div class="field-deck"> As the mercury drops, protecting workers from winter conditions is not something an employer should just plow through. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Santa Claus is the ultimate winter warrior. He comes like clockwork, every year, working a grueling 24-hour shift so that all the little boys and girls receive presents (or coal).</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe#comments Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Foot Protection Protective Clothing Safety Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:10:00 +0000 51631 at http://ehstoday.com 112 Million Workers Impacted by Final OSHA Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/112-million-workers-impacted-final-osha-rule-updating-walking-working-surfaces-stand <div class="field-deck"> The update to the Walking-Working Surfaces standard, which includes a new section that establishes requirements for using personal fall protection, will affect employees at 7 million workplaces. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>By updated its general industry <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.osha.gov_walking-2Dworking-2Dsurfaces_index.html&amp;d=DgMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=wl8LxMf7W1a5tNpUrLyQVgyhVDNc9jvXLAGUieOHfeE&amp;m=IylR7myCQKwgWlYLEfr8I5PqOl98SZRZNRPzekhyi_c&amp;s=9I4LITYLd8f2kFlKAwuF8N0lTMSTbxp-q7foMq_RFAs&amp;e=" target="_blank">Walking-Working Surfaces standards</a> specific to slip, trip and fall hazards, OSHA on Nov. 17 took steps to reduce injuries and fatalities for 112 million workers at 7 million workplace.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/112-million-workers-impacted-final-osha-rule-updating-walking-working-surfaces-stand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/112-million-workers-impacted-final-osha-rule-updating-walking-working-surfaces-stand#comments Fall Protection OSHA News Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:06:00 +0000 51381 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The updated OSHA standard will impact 112 million workers in 70 million workplaces.</p> Thinkstock The Importance of Total Safety: Building the ABCs of PPE http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/importance-total-safety-building-abcs-ppe <div class="field-byline"> By Raymond Mann, Derek Baker and Paul Maturen </div> <div class="field-deck"> While protecting employees is paramount to occupational safety and health professionals, the layered look isn't "in" when it comes to personal protective equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To protect workers, occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals must follow current regulations and safety standards, evaluate and address all job site hazards, consider the personal protective equipment for the entire crew, provide training and monitor and maintain their safety plans and programs. It&#39;s a daunting job with high stakes.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/importance-total-safety-building-abcs-ppe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/importance-total-safety-building-abcs-ppe#comments Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Hand Protection Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:49:00 +0000 50571 at http://ehstoday.com 3M OSHA’s David Michaels Takes a Bold Step; Suggests UPS Holds Contractor Accountable for Safety http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/osha-s-david-michaels-takes-bold-step-suggests-ups-holds-contractor-accountable-safe <div class="field-deck"> A worker for Material Handling Systems/MHS Technical Services fell 22 feet to his death four months after the company was cited for failing to provide fall protection at a United Parcel Service (UPS) jobsite. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Four months after federal safety investigators cited his employer for failing to provide workers with <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.osha.gov_SLTC_fallprotection_index.html&amp;d=DQMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=wl8LxMf7W1a5tNpUrLyQVgyhVDNc9jvXLAGUieOHfeE&amp;m=HEd0khdhps3bg5iQzF-PsiC7jEsiGZNIHrcNqpb_46Q&amp;s=tHOzYgeSb31Jetf9qQ_qnb3e3Ed9-DkRB4pOcGKnGbo&amp;e=">fall protection</a> at a UPS facility in Addison, Ill., a 42-year-old employee of Material Handling Systems/MHS Technical Services fell 22 feet to his death at the same location.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/osha-s-david-michaels-takes-bold-step-suggests-ups-holds-contractor-accountable-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/osha-s-david-michaels-takes-bold-step-suggests-ups-holds-contractor-accountable-safe#comments Fall Protection OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:22:00 +0000 49251 at http://ehstoday.com <p>OSHA standards require that an effective form of fall protection be in use when workers perform construction activities 6 feet or more above the next lower level.</p> OSHA/BLS Workplace Falls Pose a Danger to the Economy as well as Workers http://ehstoday.com/safety/workplace-falls-pose-danger-economy-well-workers <div class="field-byline"> Melissa Black, MS, CSP, CIH </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fall injuries constitute a considerable amount of workers’ compensation and medical costs; approximately $70 billion annually in the United States, according to the National Safety Council. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After transportation-related deaths, falls are the No. 1 cause of death on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).&nbsp; It should be no surprise that CFR 1926.501 Fall Protection is also the standard most cited by OSHA.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/workplace-falls-pose-danger-economy-well-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/workplace-falls-pose-danger-economy-well-workers#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety News Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:35:00 +0000 48801 at http://ehstoday.com