Empire Safety Blog

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Types of Fall Protection

Posted by Empire Safety on Mar 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

On any jobsite, anywhere in the world, there will be environments that will require a fall protection system. Chances are that you’ve used them at some point in your career. It’s also pretty likely that at one point or another, the system either wasn’t sufficient or it wasn’t being used correctly. As many times as employers say they have the right equipment for the job, there are OSHA violations that say otherwise. Whether you are buying for the 1st time or the 100th, fall protection is not something to get complacent about. Let’s build on the foundation of why fall protection is necessary and begin to construct a clear view of the complicated requirements and updates in standards. This will help minimize miscommunication on the job and make finding the right equipment easier than ever, so you can get on with your day. Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, worker safety

A Closer Look at Fall Protection: Setting the Foundation (When Is It Necessary?)

Posted by Empire Safety on Mar 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When do you need fall protection? Well, for starters there is no easy answer. Every job is different and every industry is different. In fact, fall protection is one of those safety topics which most people, even experts, never fully understand down to every detail. And that’s dangerous. So let’s begin by breaking things down in a blog series called A Closer Look at Fall Protection. Each week we will focus on a different area of fall protection that is often misunderstood. That being said, you should make sure that you always review local and federal regulations and standards! Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, worker safety

How to Get Workers to Wear Their Respirators!

Posted by Empire Safety on Feb 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

An estimated 5 million workers in the U.S. are required to wear respiratory protection in the workplace. 5 Million workers! Unfortunately, many either aren’t wearing their respirators or they are wearing the wrong ones altogether. If your facility relies on personal protective equipment to prevent occupational diseases caused by breathing contaminated air, then you may want to review OSHA 1910.134 and make sure you have the right program in place. Read More

Topics: PPE, respirators, worker safety