OSHA Fall Protection Changes

Final Rule Goes Into Effect January 17, 2017 Did you know that OSHA’s new fall protection standards went into effect this week? Here’s a summary of the changes: Fall Protection Requirement OSHA has clarified the requirements for fall protection–distance was not stated in previous documentation. Under the new rule, if the distance is less than … Continued

Join OSHA’s National Stand Down for Safety: May 8-12, 2017

Safety and Facts from OSHA regarding construction fatalities: Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country … Continued

Fall Protection from A to Z

The OSHA Compliant Safety Plan Navigating Roofing Industry Fall Protection When it comes to safety, OSHA is responsible for developing legally enforceable standards. Are you familiar with applicable standards? Do you have a safety plan? OSHA mandated safety standards can be overwhelming and when it comes to state-to-state guidance, it’s easy to get lost in … Continued

Ladder Safety 5 Questions to Ask

Ladder Safety and the 5 Questions to Ask   1.)  Did you know that ladders are the cause of 25% of construction industry fatal falls? 2.)  Do you or your contractors use extension ladders in your business operations? 3.)  Do your ladder users step off from extension ladders to roofs as an example? 4.)  Do you know that OSHA … Continued

The GrabSafe™Portable Ladder Extension

Extend Your Safety with the GrabSafe™Portable Ladder Extension For roofers, the transfer from the ladder to the roof is the #1 most dangerous task relating to falls from a height. There is no good way to step off a ladder and onto a roof and back–until now. The GrabSafePortable™ eliminates common safety issues related to … Continued

Can you afford to neglect safety?

What is the real cost of safety? You might save a few dollars today, but end up spending thousands down the road if a worker falls. From broken bones, spinal injuries and (we hope not!) funeral costs, purchasing safety equipment is a no-brainier. The LES RAPTOR Tri-RexTM mobile anchor cart allows for mobile and versatile … Continued

Ladder Roof Access: The Critical Moment

Staying Safe During Transition Moving from the ladder to the roof is a very serious safety concern. Falls are very likely to happen during this transition.  According to a recent article in Roofing Contractor: The direct cause of most roof-ladder-access accidents can be traced back to one or more of the following acts or conditions: … Continued