Category: Fall Protection

PPE for protecting employees from falling

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Fall Protection in the Construction Industry

Falls are the most frequent cause of fatalities at construction sites. It accounts for one of every three construction-related deaths yearly. Most fall injuries are caused by falls from ladders but they are non-fatal injuries while Falls from roofs are the most frequent cause for fatal falls. Below is a scenario that emphasizes the importance of the fall protection system to both the employee and the employers. CASE SCENARIO: Juan Becerra, a construction worker who died after falling more than 100 feet from SoFi Stadium’s roof Becerra fell an estimated 110 feet on June 5, 2020, from the southeast corner...

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Protect Your Construction Worksite with Guardrail Systems

Construction worksites can be very dangerous places. There are usually lots of pedestrian construction employees and operators with bulldozers, excavators, cranes, trucks, etc. that move about the site. Taking a few extra steps to protect employees, equipment, and construction worksite can make all the difference. Guardrail systems make for an excellent cost-effective solution. Most people are familiar with a guardrail and have seen it on the shoulder of mountain roads, freeways, and expressways to keep drivers safe. This same rail can be used to protect your construction worksite, and eliminate or minimize damage related to fall, workplace accidents, and collisions....

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Personal Protective Equipment for Construction: What You Must Know

The construction industry’s work zone hazard curve can be flattened by observing strict adherence to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as slated by OSHA