Category Archives: Ladders

#standdown4safety

Falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers. Continue reading

Posted in Bureau of Labor Statistics, Construction, Fall Protection, Inspection, Ladders, Roofing, Scaffolding, Serious Injury, Work-related Deaths | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

National Ladder Safety Month

The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has dedicated March 2017 to ladder safety awareness. The month will be a one-stop shop for safe ladder use for working professionals and homeowners. The presenting sponsor, ALI, encourages both individuals and companies to support … Continue reading

Posted in Employees, Employers, Fall Protection, Inspection, Ladders, OSHA, Roofing, Scaffolding, Serious Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FINAL RULE PERSONAL FALL Protection

FINAL RULE ESTABLISHES PERSONAL FALL¬†Protection Systems Requirements OSHA has issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective … Continue reading

Posted in Fall Protection, Ladders, Roofing, Scaffolding, Violations, Work-related Deaths | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is wrong with this Picture?

Sitting in the parking lot filling out some paperwork and my attention was diverted. Oh my, what is this person doing? Now we know that we need to keep 3 points of contact at all times when climbing up or … Continue reading

Posted in Ladders | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

OSHA Top 10 for FY 2016

At the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced the preliminary “Top 10” most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016. This year’s list provided no surprises.¬† The list has virtually been the same for many years, with … Continue reading

Posted in ANSI, ASME, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Citations and Orders, Crane Training, Employees, Employers, Fall Protection, Fatality, Hazard Communication, Ladders, Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guarding, OSHA, Power Industrial Trucks, Scaffolding, Serious Injury, Training, Violations, Work-related Deaths | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OSHA Annual Most Cited Violations List

OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) is once again the agency’s most frequently cited standard. 2015 marks the fifth year in a row that the Fall Protection Standard tops the annual list. The Top 10 was presented Sept. 29 during the … Continue reading

Posted in Fall Protection, General Electrical Requirements, Hazard Communication, Ladders, Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guarding, OSHA, Power Industrial Trucks, Respiratory Protection, Scaffolding, Violations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment