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Safety & Security Professional of the Year 2014

Congratulations to our very own John McHugh for being honored with Safety & Security Professional of the Year from the California Society of Safety & Security Professionals! Safety Pro of the Year
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How to Justify the Investment of a Fall Protection System

Over the years we have quoted many companies on the installation of fall protection systems, some have decided not to make the investment in safety. Many times companies have a difficult time justifying the expense because there is no direct return on investment.  The truth is investing in fall protection does not just save money, it saves lives! We created the benefits list below that we share with Safety Managers to help them gain approval from their management team for proposed fall...
Angel Anchor System

Top 5 Hazards to Avoid When Using Portable Fall Arrest Anchors

In the past few years multiple fall protection manufacturers have developed weighted base portable fall arrest anchorages to be used on flat, low sloped roofs or other elevated work sites. Typically these anchorages are brought to the roof in small sections and assembled at the location where they will be used. The small pieces make it easy to bring the anchor through roof hatches or hoist to the roof surface. With well trained personnel these anchors provide an excellent safe guard against...
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Do You Need a Fall Protection Rescue Plan?

If you have employees working at heights while using fall protection you most likely need a Rescue Plan. Every day workers around the country are required to put on a harness and go to work. Now imagine, what if one of those workers fell and was helplessly suspended in their harness? Do you have the equipment, training and plan in place to ensure the safe rescue of your employees? Cal/OSHA §1670 (14) the employer shall provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall...
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OSHA Compliant Fixed Ladders

Climbing ladders can be frightening, even terrifying for some employees. For others, climbing ladders can be a part of the job that becomes common place, which can cause complacency. Ladders are an existing part of every structure or building and should be a serious concern for safety conscious employers. Most buildings have fixed ladders leading to various locations throughout. The majority of these ladders are constructed of steel and range from just a few feet, up to 30 feet in height....
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Loading Dock Fall Protection

Loading docks have always been a necessity for businesses with shipping and receiving needs. Most companies do not view loading docks as a safety concern, but view it merely as an effective point of access to receive and ship goods. A common risk associated with loading docks is the fall hazard that is created when the loading dock is not in use. Cal/OSHA requires that guardrails shall be provided on all open sides of unenclosed elevated work locations more than 30 inches above the floor,...
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The Guys Won’t Use This Fall Protection Stuff…

Many times when we propose a new fall protection system to a potential client that includes harnesses, lanyards, etc.  Their response is “We have bought safety stuff like this before and these guys won’t use it”. “It’s a waste of money”. To us this is not an employee problem but a management problem. A safety culture starts from the top and works down, not the other way around. Owners and management need to create the systems and safety policies that a company abides by. In most...
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A Simple Step That Will Save You Money on Your Fall Protection System

Fall Protection Equipment and Systems can be a huge investment for a company and often times money is wasted during the process of selecting or designing safety equipment.  When developing fall protection system design or even selecting everyday user equipment, a manager or safety professional will often neglect to consult the people that are actually using this gear.  Many managers feel as though if a “worker” is asked it will cost more and they will ask for stuff that is not really...
Fall Protection for Bus Maintenance Technicians

Fall Protection for Bus Maintenance Technicians

Recently we had a potential client tell us that he has his bus maintenance technicians wear non-slip shoes as their fall protection when working on top of buses. The bad news for him and his poor employees is that 1) that’s not a safe form of fall protection and 2) it’s not legal! If you haven’t been in a bus maintenance facility they are typically oily, greasy and slippery. That goes for the bus roofs too. A slip or miss step off of a bus is most likely going to cause a serious injury or...

Versatile Systems Curbing Fines, Fatalities & Injuries in 2012

OSHA’S Public Enemy Number One: Fall Protection Versatile Systems Curbing Fines, Fatalities, & Injuries in 2012 Burbank, CA, USA, February 6, 2012 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 2011 year-end review of the “Most Cited Violations” ranked lack of proper fall protection at the very top of the list. This is not a surprise to OSHA’s Directorate of Construction Jim Maddux who explained in December’s issue of Safety and Health that “Falls continue to...
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