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16 03, 2017

A Short Checklist for Using Personal Fall Protection Equipment

Without any fall arrest or safety equipment, a person can easily fall upwards of seven feet in two-thirds of a second. There's just about nothing you can do in that amount of time to stop someone from falling, which means that safety equipment is absolutely crucial to have on at all times when working in [...]

7 02, 2017

Lifting Shackles: A Brief Guide

Shackles and other lifting gear have been used in our industry for many years. And although worker injuries and illnesses have recently decreased -- in 1972, there were 10.9 incidents for every 100 workers, in 2011, there were 3.4 for every 100 -- that doesn't mean that regulations are always followed. Because lifting equipment like [...]

24 01, 2017

5 Tips for Safe Web Sling Use

Moving construction materials is one of the first steps of any major construction process, aside from planning of course. It's a necessary part of every project. Cranes, derricks, hoists, powered industrial trucks, and conveyors are all used for material handling and are operated by virtually all employees. Cranes, derricks, and hoists all rely on web [...]

20 12, 2016

The Dangers of the Workplace: Review Your Fall Arrest Equipment

Working in any field that requires you to work on scaffolding can be dangerous. Fall injuries happen much too often in the U.S., and it's important that every worker follows the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) three step prevention process when it comes to falls: OSHA's steps are planning, providing, and training. It's important [...]

7 11, 2016

If you are in the Construction Industry Make Sure to Follow These Safety Tips

Construction work is often defined as one of the most dangerous professions. After all, the job includes lifting equipment, hook rigging, heavy material handling, and crane training. No matter how careful a worker can be, there will be always be hazards in the workplace. In order to prevent danger and personal injury, here is a [...]

31 10, 2016

An Intro to Common Rigging Supplies

Companies in various industries rely on lifting gear and rigging equipment to move cargo on a job site. Employees must be qualified to work in these types of environments, and this may include certification that demonstrates their understanding of the engineering principles involved in rigging. They must also be comfortable with the tools necessary for [...]

20 09, 2016

Comparing the Different Kinds of Fall Protection Systems

There's a basic three-step process that all OSHA fall protection guidelines adhere to: plan, provide, and train. These simple measures can help save lives and prevent dangerous falls in the workplace. However, something as complex as workplace safety can't really be condensed into a three-word slogan. There are several choices you will need to make [...]

12 09, 2016

A Short Guide to Understanding Fall Prevention and Protection on Construction Sites

OSHA uses a three step method to prevent falls and save lives on construction sites: plan, provide, and train. These three steps are essential for any professional in construction to keep in mind, especially wherever there are opportunities for falls to occur.  OSHA fall protection training is an important step in the process of learning [...]

8 07, 2016

What Happens If You Ignore OSHA Fall Protection Rules?

Thousands of workers around the country are familiar with OSHA's three-step process for preventing dangerous falls on the job: plan, provide, and train. In practical terms, that means companies should plan ahead for adequate fall protection at each job site, provide all necessary safety gear like rigging equipment, lifting gear, and slings, and train employees [...]

23 05, 2016

5 Safety Tips to Protect Construction Workers in the Summer Months

With the warm weather approaching, it's crucial to start thinking of the hot summer heat and how it can pose some health risks. Since construction workers work under the blazing sun, it is important to keep some safety tips and tricks in mind during the warmer months. Follow these tips to stay protected. 1.Hydrate Keep [...]