The Ultimate Campus Safety Checklist - Dakota Safety

The Ultimate Campus Safety Checklist

BollardsAndrew Miller

Ensuring the safety of students and staff at your campus is a huge responsibility. Don't guess about best practices, take a look at our checklist.

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Non-Penetrating Guardrails: Understanding Your Options - Dakota Safety

Non-Penetrating Guardrails: Understanding Your Options

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Whether you're looking for a temporary or permanent safety solution, non-penetrating guardrails are excellent options for an array of needs.

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Ladder Guard Basics - Dakota Safety

Ladder Guard Basics

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Ladder safety often seems like a no-brainer but it's easily overlooked. Going over ladder basics could mean the difference between safety and injury.

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Staying Informed on OSHA’s Fall Protection Changes - Dakota Safety

Staying Informed on OSHA’s Fall Protection Changes

Fall ProtectionAndrew Miller

OSHA plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of workers across the nation. Are you up-to-speed on their latest fall protection changes? Here's the facts.

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The IBC and OSHA Guardrail Requirements - Dakota Safety

The IBC and OSHA Guardrail Requirements

ConstructionAndrew Miller

The International Building Code (IBC) and OSHA have a lot in common. Do you know where their standards overlap? Are you in compliance?

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Is Your HVAC in Ship-Shape? - Dakota Safety

Is Your HVAC in Ship-Shape?

Fall ProtectionAndrew Miller

the importance of keeping your HVAC in good working order is a no brainer. Are you doing everything you can to ensure your system is in peak condition?

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Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry - Dakota Safety

Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry

Fall ProtectionAndrew Miller

The leading cause of occupational injuries and fatalities is falls. In fact, within the past decade, it is the #1 OSHA-violated standard, resulting in workplace tragedies, costing businesses a substantial amount of money and damaging their reputations.

Perhaps it is fair to say that one of the most dangerous work environments is industrial spaces, including factories, warehouses, and manufacturing plants. Such settings create numerous opportunities for tripping, slipping, and falling from greasy floors and damaged steps to clutter and uneven walking surfaces. 

 

Safety Equipment: Is It Safe to Buy Used? - Dakota Safety

Safety Equipment: Is It Safe to Buy Used?

BollardsAndrew Miller

Safety equipment is a necessity for your employees and for your company. As a business owner or facility manager, you’re responsible for purchasing equipment to protect your employees from falls and other dangerous working situations. Additionally, you are responsible for providing services that keep your building free from hazards.

Temporary Fall Protection: Your Industry’s Options - Dakota Safety

Temporary Fall Protection: Your Industry’s Options

ConstructAndrew Miller

We’ve talked about the importance of fall protection and some of the best product investments out there. However, only some of these products are recommended for permanent use. Why is that?

The answer is simple: the material and the design of the product determine whether it is better suited for long- or short-term use.

 

Protecting Workers at Your Distribution Center: What Works and What Doesn’t - Dakota Safety

Protecting Workers at Your Distribution Center: What Works and What Doesn’t

Distribution CentersAndrew Miller

Though working in warehouses and distribution centers might look like an easy, straightforward task to visitors, it involves many factors that require careful planning and efficient operations. While most companies tend to focus their safety efforts on construction sites and transport vehicles, warehouse safety is often neglected.

Yet the key to optimizing productivity, cost savings, and ensuring a smooth supply chain flow requires serious dedication to warehouse safety. There is always danger when working with shelves, pallets, and boxes. Read on to learn more about best practices for enabling a happy, injury-free working environment for your warehouse employees.

 

Rooftop Safety For Dummies - Dakota Safety

Rooftop Safety For Dummies

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Forging ahead on a rooftop repair doesn’t need to be an occasion ending in a hospital visit. Whether you oversee rooftop work with a construction company or your workers conduct regular rooftop maintenance, the same rules apply. The chance of injuries are unfortunately all too common. A report issued from The Center for Construction Research and Training surmised from 2008 to 2010, roof-related falls accounted for one third of fall-related construction deaths.

Heeding to a little practical advice is key to preventing a painful – and possibly fatal – accident. Here are 5 no-nonsense tips on how to make rooftop work a cinch.

 

How Much Will Fall Protection Cost Me? - Dakota Safety

How Much Will Fall Protection Cost Me?

Fall ArrestAndrew Miller

Falls are a significant cause of serious injuries. In most cases, the failure to use any kind of fall protection equipment has led to many unfortunate tragedies.

One small mistake can kill. Many people think that as long as they spend a lot of money on fall protection, they’re doing the right thing. The truth is fall protection doesn’t only involve planning, training, and appropriate use of personal protective equipment; it also includes regular inspections and proper maintenance.

For your own safety and the safety of others, it’s important to know the basic types of fall protection and what works best for each situation and your budget. Understanding the concept of fall protection correctly will safeguard you from falls as well as minimize potential damage and losses resulting from possible incidents.