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Werner Releases High-Performance ProForm™ SP Full Body Harness with SwitchPoint™ Technology to Reduce Fall-Related Injuries When Every Second Counts

January 30, 2023

Werner, the world leader in ladders and the manufacturer of climbing products and fall protection equipment, announces the ProForm™ SP Full Body harness with SwitchPoint technology, designed for post-fall safety and rescue. The new high- performing harness was developed for specialized professionals and takes the Werner patented “Chair in the Air” technology to the next level…

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Height Safety Expert Guardian Launches Innovative Tool and Streamlined Process for Product Customization

January 17, 2023

Global height safety specialist Guardian is excited to launch its new, industry-first, digital customization tool and streamlined order process at this year’s World of Concrete show. Designed to make it simpler than ever to tailor workers’ full-body harnesses, the customization tool enables end users to choose from over ten elements, including webbing color, and D-ring…

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OSHA 1926.501: Duty to Have Fall Protection

January 3, 2023

“Complying with OSHA Fall Protection 1926.501 doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Gorbel has trained experts to help you develop a comprehensive fall protection plan. Gorbel and your local dealer can help you define your fall protection program, identify fall hazards and determine whether eliminating, preventing or controlling falls is your best solution. After installing a…

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Registration Opens for Winter Session of SafetyFOCUS 2023

November 4, 2022

Registration opened on November 2 for the winter session of SafetyFOCUS, the semi- annual immersive education experience from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). The hybrid event will take place February 13-17 in Orlando and online, and February 20-24 online only, helping occupational safety and health professionals advance their careers and keep workers safe…

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Industrial Safety: Preventing Slips and Falls Virtually Everywhere

October 20, 2022

A new type of durable safety coating is increasing traction and reducing maintenance on floors, loading docks, platforms, ramps, walkways, and truck trailers By Del Williams, technical writer Industrial manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution centers can have hundreds of thousands of square feet of production and storage space that is prone to dangerous slips, trips, and…

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ASSP Foundation Receives Second Grant to Advance Workplace Safety

September 27, 2022

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation has received a second Susan Harwood education and training grant for $159,967 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), directly supporting the ASSP Foundation’s development of free workplace safety and health instructional materials on combatting infectious disease. This year’s OSHA grant distribution…

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Construction Safety in Perspective: Q+A with Diversified Fall Protection

September 13, 2022

By Kevin Kelpe and Steve Spirko, Contributors Tell us about Diversified Fall Protection – your focus, solutions, and how you can help companies keep workers safe. (Kelpe) Over the last several years, our business has grown immensely. We now have five regional offices across the country that can deliver any fall protection solution at any…

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OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.503: Fall Protection Training

August 30, 2022

Ranking: #7 The Risk Workers performing tasks 6 feet or more above lower levels are at risk of fatal falls or serious injuries. In the construction industry alone, falls generally account for about a third of the deaths that occur on the job each year. Equipping employees with the type of fall protection appropriate to…

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OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.501: Duty to Have Fall Protection

August 30, 2022

Ranking: #1 The Risk Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. There is a myriad of ways in which falls can occur in an occupational setting and falls from even relatively low heights can result in injury, permanent disability and fatalities. Those working in construction and extraction, healthcare support;…

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Survey Uncovers Key Findings on Falls from Height

August 12, 2022

Working at height is inherently hazardous, exposing workers to significant risks that range from falls from roofs, scaffolding and ladders to slips through floor and roof openings. And the lack of use of personal protective equipment – and its misuse at times – greatly increases those risks. A survey conducted last year by CPWR –…

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