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U.S. Department of Labor Announces National Emphasis Program to Prevent Workplace Falls

May 2, 2023

OSHA initiative aligns enforcement, outreach efforts to protect workers The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun a National Emphasis Program to prevent falls, the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries and the violation the agency cites most frequently in construction industry inspections. The emphasis program will focus on reducing fall-related…

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Werner to Increase Safety Training Events

May 2, 2023

Werner to host onsite and virtual training programs to support OSHA’s annual safety initiative Werner, the world leader in ladders and manufacturer of climbing products and fall protection equipment, will almost double the number of safety training events this year by offering both on-site and virtual webinars. In support of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) National…

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Ladder and Scaffolding Safety are Crucial Elements in Protecting Job Site Workers

April 26, 2023

By Kevin Kelpe, Contributor Ladders and scaffolding are common pieces of equipment used in many work sites. While these are essential tools for completing tasks, they can also be dangerous if not used properly and safely. Ladder safety and scaffolding safety are crucial elements in ensuring the wellbeing of workers on construction sites. Unfortunately, ladder…

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What to Look for When Inspecting Your Fall Safety PPE

April 26, 2023

By Rick Pedley, Contributor OSHA specifies that fall safety PPE needs to be inspected before each use and at least annually by a competent, well-trained person who knows exactly what to look for. Before you use your equipment for the day, inspect for damaged or defective gear and immediately remove it from service. Gear that…

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Using the Z359 Standards to Improve Your Fall Protection Program

April 26, 2023

By Lauren Bauerschmidt and Scott Fowler, Contributors Working at height exposes workers to a wide range of hazards that can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. The ANSI/ASSP Z359 fall protection and fall restraint series of voluntary consensus standards provides requirements to help address these hazards and keep workers safe. Lauren Bauerschmidt, MS, CSP, Senior…

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ASSP Launches Online Education Series on Standards

April 14, 2023

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is introducing a new workplace safety education series called “Stand Up for Standards” that debuts May 10 with a live two-hour webinar on fall protection. ASSP is a global leader in the development of occupational safety and health standards, helping safety professionals help their employers minimize on-the-job risks.…

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Fall Protection Equipment Manufacturer Werner Introduces New Anchor

April 13, 2023

New R3 Concrete Anchor installs and removes in seconds for horizontal, vertical and overhead fall protection applications Werner, the world leader in ladders and manufacturer of climbing products and fall protection equipment, announces the new Werner R3 Concrete Anchor, a new addition to the company’s comprehensive fall protection portfolio. Designed for those professionals working at height who need to trust…

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Guardian Adds New Anchor to Collection

April 12, 2023

Global height safety specialist Guardian is pleased to announce the new A5 Concrete Expansion Anchor to its extensive range of anchor offerings. The new A5 is a premium solution for concrete substrates that require a simple, reliable, and reusable 5,000 lb anchorage connector for single-point tie-offs or horizontal lifeline (HLL) endpoints. Designed for easy installation…

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The Best Fall Protection Solution for Your Facility

April 4, 2023

Contributor: Mezzanine Safeti-Gates Elevated work platforms are found in almost every industrial facility — fall protection equipment is necessary in all facilities that feature any elevated workspace. OSHA’s fall protection codes require the equipment at 48”, and ANSI standards list 36” as the required height. Dual-gate safety systems are most often the best fall protection solution, but facilities…

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Guardian Introduces New Personal Self-Retracting Lifeline

March 27, 2023

Global height safety specialist Guardian is pleased to announce the new CR3-Edge Personal Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) to its industry-leading product line offering. This robust, 8-foot, Class 2 SRL was created for applications where the connective device of the fall protection system has potential to impact the edge of the hazard in the event of a…

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