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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The Perfect Fit: Choosing the Safety Gate That’s Right for You - Dakota Safety

The Perfect Fit: Choosing the Safety Gate That’s Right for You

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Choosing the proper safety gate to equip your facility can be tough if you're not sure what to look for. Here's a quick crash course (no pun intended).

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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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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.

 

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.

 

Is Portable Fall Protection Right for My Industry? - Dakota Safety

Is Portable Fall Protection Right for My Industry?

Aviation and AircraftAndrew Miller

Portable fall protection equipment varies extensively across industries and sites, but the general purpose remains constant. Like fixed and permanent fall protection systems, portable protection exists to eliminate workplace accidents caused by falls in adherence to OSHA requirements.

 

Safety Gates and When to Use Them - Dakota Safety

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.