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Fall Protection Training Requirements, Construction – Regulation 29 CFR 1926.503

September 1, 2021

Ranking: 8 A Workplace Story From a Massachusetts FACE Occupational Fatality Report: Three hours into his shift on a cold January day in Massachusetts, a laborer/carpenter lost his balance and fell 24 feet from an exterior second story wall to the frozen ground below. EMS and local police and state police arrived within minutes. The…

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Fall Protection – General Requirements – Regulation 29 CFR 1926.501

August 31, 2021

Ranking: 1 A Workplace Story From a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) report: On a hot April day in North Carolina, a crew was installing sheets of plywood and roof trusses on a residential roof. One of them, a 22-year-old Hispanic worker, was temporarily out of…

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A Site-Specific Program to Prevent Falls

May 3, 2021

By: Paul Satti, Contributor Falls from heights continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry, accounting for approximately one-third of reported fatalities. This includes falls from roofs, wall openings, scaffolds and other elevated work surfaces. A site-specific fall management program is essential to reducing, and eliminating, the number of these tragic…

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ASSP’s Fall Protection Toolbox Supports OSHA’s Stand-Down

April 28, 2021

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has introduced fall protection courses and new online safety resources to help safety professionals recognize the eighth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction on May 3-7. The campaign is led by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which encourages construction companies to join the…

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Malta Dynamics Introduces Temporary Guardrail Posts

April 14, 2021

Malta Dynamics is pleased to introduce its OSHA Compliant Temporary Guardrail Posts. These guardrail posts are quick to set up, are compatible with standard 2×4 lumber, and are easily configured to adjust to your site and unique applications. The Malta Dynamics Temporary Guardrail System meets all industry standards set by OSHA for fall protection compliance.…

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Malta Dynamics Introduces New Mobile 360-Degree Rotating Overhead Fall Protection Anchor

April 13, 2021

Malta Dynamics is pleased to announce the release of its new X500 Free-Standing Anchor mobile fall protection unit that offers a 360-degree rotatable arm with an overhead anchor point. Perfect for loading and unloading applications, the free-standing unit reportedly provides a mobile 20-foot-high overhead anchor point that can always remain positioned above a user working…

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The Safety Pitfalls You Don’t Expect

March 18, 2021

By Erica Cole, Contributor Typically, workers who use fall protection are focused on safety because it allows them to perform their duties without harm. Besides adhering to mandatory Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) protocols, workers often opt to use fall protection equipment with more stringent safety standards like American National Standards Institute (ANSI). However,…

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Malta Dynamics Introduces New Adjustable Restraint Lanyards

March 12, 2021

Malta Dynamics announced the release of its new adjustable restraint lanyards, which offer convenience and flexibility for positioning and restraint on bucket trucks, lifts, and similar applications to prevent the possibility of a fall. The new Malta Dynamics Restraint Lanyards meet OSHA 1926, OSHA 1910 and ANSI Z359.3 standards. The Malta Dynamics Restraint Lanyard easily…

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Petzl Releases New Fall Arrest Harness Line

March 2, 2021

Petzl’s NEWTON harness line has updated features for added comfort and a better use experience. Pockets, quick release buckles, and a hi-viz vest option add to the existing legacy of this fall arrest harness. The NEWTON harness line is more ergonomic, and the material used is more breathable and lightweight than previous models. It is…

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Rack Supported Roly Safety Gate Model Now Available in a Multiple Pallet Deep Configuration for Pallet Flow Applications

February 18, 2021

Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc., an innovator in the design and manufacturing of pallet drop safety gates that provide fall protection in material handling and manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and warehouses, announced that it now offers a Rack Supported Roly® safety gate configured for multiple pallets deep. This new standard design is released on the heels of…

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