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Slips, Trips and Falls: 4 Tips to Prevent Workplace Injuries
Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of workplace accidents and injuries. According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls account for 16% of all deaths in the workplace and cost employers billions of dollars per year.
Ensure your company and your employees are compliant with OSHA Standards
It is now more important than ever to ensure that your company and your employees are compliant with OSHA standards. One of the first steps of this process is to make sure that your company and employees are aware of these standards and understand the necessary steps you need to take to avoid them.
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Falls are still occurring too frequently and although we know fall protection is available, it is often overlooked and this is when injuries can occur.
What Are the Latest Updates to ANSI Z359.14?
To help prevent on-the-job injuries and fatalities in construction, it’s imperative to keep up with the latest ANSI standards for fall protection equipment and best practices. The latest edition of Z359.14, published in July 2021, features several updates to Types, Classes, and Performance Requirements of SRDs.
Awareness of Fall Hazards Can Help Prevent Falls in Construction
Increase your employees’ awareness of fall hazards and fall prevention across the construction industry.
Tips for Making Rooftop Safety Your #1 Priority
The time to create a safety culture in your business is before you hire your first employee, quote your first project, or visit your first job site. The successful contractor focuses on the safety and well-being of his employees and the customers they serve.
Electrical Linemen: Recognizing those that do much more than keep the lights on.
When a storm or disaster strikes, we express our gratitude towards our first responders: police officers, firefighters, rescue teams, healthcare professionals, and emergency management experts who work tirelessly to keep us safe. However, amidst this appreciation, we often overlook another group of heroes—the electrical and cable linemen.
Painful Statistics on OSHA’s Slips, Trips and Falls
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most general industry incidents involve slips, trips, and falls—accounting for 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.
Slips, Trips and Falls OSHA’s Regulations
Like any law, absence of knowledge does not imply innocence. Employers who are unaware of building issues, improperly or unsafely used ladders and slick floors are nonetheless non-compliant. Strolling through the plant on a regular basis with Subpart D on your mind is a worthy pursuit. Catch items previously unnoticed, thus saving costly injury and/or penalties.
Calculating Total Fall Distance
You have just received your new full body harness, 6-ft. shock-absorbing lanyard and anchorage connector. A structural engineer qualified all of your anchor points to ensure that they meet strength requirements per OSHA regulations. Is your personal fall arrest system complete? Perhaps not.