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Stairways on outside of outdoor storage tanksFall Protection

Safety Tips for Stairways to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls happen everyday on workplace stairways and all employees can benefit from these great reminders on stairway safety.

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Aerial Lift Fall HazardFall Protection

When Working at Heights, Lack of Fall Protection Can Be Deadly

Why is it so easy to find examples like the ones in this article and why do people think they won't get hurt? Hard-working men and women are putting their life on the line everyday to build our cities, our roads, our malls, our apartments.... and one wrong step could become very serious, very fast.

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Construction Worker Installing Fall Protection GuardrailsFall Protection

Failures on Fall Protection Systems that Shouldn't be Neglected

Despite the emerging sophisticated and innovative fall protection systems, why are these fall-related injuries and fatalities still recurring? This article takes a deeper look into fall protection system failures that can be prevented.

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Stairway Still Under ConstructionFall Protection

Safety Considerations for Stairways on Construction Sites

Everyone knows stairways need guardrails or handrails as fall protection, but how do you keep workers safe when the stairways are under construction, like the ones being built and used at construction sites?

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Construction Worker Inspecting, Then Wearing Personal Fall Protection System (PFAS)Fall Protection

Train Employees to Inspect and Wear Their PFAS Correctly

Personal Fall Arrest Systems can be tricky, so how do you know if you are putting the harness on correctly? ...and during a PFAS inspection, what should you look for?

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Worker with Fall Protection on ScaffoldFall Protection

Scaffolds Can Provide a Safe Platform to Complete Work at Heights

When constructed and used properly, scaffolds provide a safe platform to complete work at heights and areas that would be otherwise difficult to reach. Learn more about the proper use of scaffolds and how to prevent potential falls, injuries or worse.

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Workers Using Fall ProtectionFall Protection

Falls from Ladders, Scaffolds and Roofs Can Be Prevented

What industries have the highest risk of injuries due to falls? Construction may be obvious, but the others may be surprising. Here are the points to emphasize when you hold your next safety meeting about fall protection.

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Wood Cover on Hole That Says HoleFall Protection

Floor Holes Can Pose Significant Slip, Trip and Fall Risks

Floor holes aren't always just holes in the floor. This is one area where many workers forget to take the necessary safety measures to protect themselves and their co-workers, or at minimum throw some caution tape up and call it good.

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Worker Demonstrating Fall Rescue BasicsFall Protection

What is a Fall Rescue Plan and When is it Important to Have One

Workers in all types of industries face potential fall hazards. Because fall incidents can often be deadly, they are a top concern for OSHA. Any organization that has personnel working at heights should have a fall rescue plan implemented.

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Construction Site, Missing GuardrailsFall Protection

Guardrails are Extremely Important for Mitigating Fall Hazards

Guardrails are critical to help prevent fall incidents, but they must be constructed properly and according to the strict OSHA standards set up for guardrails.

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Person Stepping into Construction Floor HoleFall Protection

Two Types of Floor Holes and OSHA's Fall Protection Standards

Floor holes are frequently present on construction sites. They can be found inside of buildings, on rooftops or roadways, and throughout outdoor jobsites. Always look for areas that may have floor holes and be aware of holes that may not be adequately marked, covered, barricaded, or guarded.

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Preventing Fatalities in the Construction IndustryFall Protection

Preventing Fatalities in the Construction Industry

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America commissioned a study to look into the causes of fatalities in the construction industry with the intention of learning new methods of preventing worker fatalities. The results may surprise you.

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Workers using specialized climbing and fall protection equipment on a high pitched roof.Fall Protection

Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) Are Critical Fall Protection

Fall hazards are recognized as one of the OSHA Big Four. What does PFAS stand for and why is it so important to fall hazard prevention?

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