Ladder Guard Basics

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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Fixed Access Ladders 101

Fixed Access Ladders 101

ConstructionAndrew Miller

If you're a brick and mortar business, chances are there's a fixed access ladder attached to your building. Check out this primer for access ladder basics.

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Is Your HVAC in Ship-Shape?

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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Ladders 101: Choosing the Right Ladder for Your Worksite

Ladders 101: Choosing the Right Ladder for Your Worksite

ConstructionAndrew Miller

There are many occasions on a worksite when there may be a requirement to work at height. For such a job, you’ll be unsurprised to hear that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) frowns upon clambering up the nearest tall object; you’re going to need a ladder.

But once you’ve made the decision that the task requires a ladder, how do know which type to go for? There are a wide array of options and picking the wrong one could be hazardous.

Here are a few things you need to consider when choosing the right ladder for your worksite.

 

Safety Equipment: Is It Safe to Buy Used?

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.

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

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.

 

Fall Safety 101: Prevention and Protection

Fall Safety 101: Prevention and Protection

CDCAndrew Miller

Falls are one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in America. A 2011 study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that more than 30,000 people died from falls that year. While falls may affect anyone, they are particularly dangerous in the workplace. Each year, more than 1 million workers’ comp claims are filed and falls account for nearly 40% of all construction deaths.

Here, we hope to educate you about the most common fall situations and provide simple guidelines to help you prevent fall-related injuries and deaths. It’s important to remember that this is just a starting point. If you have any further questions, refer to the OSHA website for more information.

 

Safety Gates and When to Use Them

Safety Gates and When to Use Them

ConstructionAndrew Miller

In 2014, there were 4,679 worker deaths. That’s 13 people dying every day – mainly from falls. The unfortunate truth is these kinds of deaths are alarmingly common. The good news is they are also largely preventable with proper safety equipment. Previously, we covered many of the most common situations when fatal falls may occur, and in this article, we’ll discuss one of the best tools for preventing falls: safety gates.

It is important to remember that this is just a starting point to cover basic information. For more details about the rules and regulations surrounding proper safety gate usage, please refer to the official OSHA website.