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.

 

Construction Materials Price Increases - Why Building is Getting More Expensive

Construction Materials Price Increases - Why Building is Getting More Expensive

ConstructionAndrew Miller
Raw material used in construction is seeing dramatic price increases and steel is no exception.  Since fall protection guard rail systems are construction from cast steel, pipe and tubing, these increases  is having a significant impact on guard rail pricing.
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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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.

 

Portable Railing Systems – A Beginner’s Guide - Dakota Safety

Portable Railing Systems – A Beginner’s Guide

Architectural GuardrailsAndrew Miller

It only takes a second. Someone is going about their business and a quick distraction causes them to trip, maybe fall. On a flat surface, this could mean nothing; but near an unprotected edge, falls can pose serious risks and result in broken materials, injuries, or even fatalities. In 2014, falls accounted for 40% of fatalities in construction.

Some risks can’t always be avoided, but they can be managed by putting preventative measures in place. Trips and stumbles may still happen, but railings will significantly reduce the danger to your workers. OSHA standards require employers to use some combination of guardrail systems, safety nets, or harnesses at their worksites.