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Loading Dock Safety Gates for Fall Protection

Loading Dock Safety Gates for Fall Protection

This post was originally published on 1/29/2014 and updated on 1/10/2019. Loading docks have always been a necessity for businesses with shipping and receiving needs. Most companies do not view their loading dock as a safety concern, but view it merely as an effective...

Why Do You Need Competent Person Fall Protection Training?

Why Do You Need Competent Person Fall Protection Training?

It’s a great question that we receive often!!  "Competent person" as defined by OSHA means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who...

How to Justify the Investment of a Fall Protection System

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...

Top 5 Hazards to Avoid When Using Portable Fall Arrest Anchors

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...

Do You Need a Fall Protection Rescue Plan?

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...

OSHA Compliant Fixed Ladders

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...

The Guys Won’t Use This Fall Protection Stuff…

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...

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)...