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A Closer Look at Fall Protection: 5 Things Safety Managers Should Know

Posted by Empire Safety on May 31, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Year after year, falls are the leading cause of worker deaths in the construction industry. No matter how well-versed in safety procedures management may be, there are important elements that are falling through the cracks.  Read More

Topics: Fall Protection

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Failing to Use the Right Equipment

Posted by Empire Safety on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Too many Lives lost  Falls are the leading cause of worker deaths in construction, year after year. In 2015, there were a reported 350 deaths due to falls to a lower level— out of a total of 937 construction industry deaths! Read More

Topics: Fall Protection

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Industrial Fall Rescue Plan

Posted by Empire Safety on May 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Plan Ahead One of the most overlooked parts of a fall protection program is the rescue plan. Most companies have a clear and concise fall protection plan in place, but even the most safety conscious organizations fail to have a clearly defined fall protection rescue plan.  Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Fall Protection Training

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Harness Safety

Posted by Empire Safety on May 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We’ve spent a bit of time in this series discussing many of the aspects of fall protection; let’s talk now about the use of harnesses. In construction, many times a safety harness should be a part of a worker’s daily gear. You may be surprised to know that despite falls being one of the leading causes of death at work, many workers continue to avoid using the proper fall protection equipment, including safety harnesses. Read More

Topics: Fall Protection

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Confined Spaces

Posted by Empire Safety on May 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Confined spaces aren't usually the first thought a safety manager thinks of when it comes to fall protection. Unfortunately, this is an overlooked danger that can affect every member of your crew. Here's a closer look at the importance of confined space training and how it relates to fall protection: Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, confined spaces

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Guard Rails & Fixed Barriers

Posted by Empire Safety on Apr 26, 2017 10:06:00 AM

When it comes to fall protection, we tend to spend a lot of time talking about fall arrest systems. And of course, they are an absolutely necessary part of a total fall protection program. Yet, the first step in creating a safe work environment should go in order of Elimination Passive fall protection Active fall restraint Active fall arrest  Administrative controls Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Fall Protection Training

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Hard Hats, Heights and Worker Safety

Posted by Empire Safety on Apr 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.135 requires that a hard hat must be worn if there is a potential for employees to be hit on the head with objects falling from above. It also stipulates that if there is a potential for an employee to bump their head (on exposed pipes or beams) or if they may come into contact with electrical hazards, they must be protected with a hard hat. In fact, a recent report in 2016 states that head and neck injuries account for about 12% of emergency room visits. And in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 240 deaths due to falling objects or equipment (5% of worker deaths). Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Fall Protection Training

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Education at Your Fingertips!

Posted by Empire Safety on Apr 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Choosing the right fall protection isn’t a simple task. It takes research, knowledge and a complete understanding of regulations and safety hazards. And with complicated safety concerns such as fall protection, you can use all the help you can get. So, we’ve compiled a list of informative resources that you can use to stay up to date on industry standards and ensure the highest level of worker safety. Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Fall Protection Training

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: What Safety Managers Need to Know

Posted by Empire Safety on Apr 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Year after year, falls are the leading cause of worker deaths in the construction industry. No matter how well versed in safety procedures management may be, there are important elements that are falling through the cracks.  Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Fall Protection Training

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Walking Working Surfaces Final Rule

Posted by Empire Safety on Mar 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Are you Ready? Calling all general industry contractors and safety managers! Are you up to speed on one of the most recent changes in fall protection? Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Fall Protection Training