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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: 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

Risk Assessment: Confined Space Rescue Training

Posted by Empire Safety on Mar 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Confined spaces are nothing to play around with. You need to know the risks and you need to know how to avoid them. When you think of confined spaces you probably think of the most common examples such as tunnels, manholes, boilers or pipelines. Unfortunately, a good many others are overlooked and when mistakes are made in these scenarios they are often deadly. About 90 workers die every year due to confined spaces accidents and most of these fatalities could have been avoided. Read More

Topics: Facility Safety, Confined Space, Fall Protection Training