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Fall Protection
in FALL PROTECTION - 11 Feb, 2017
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Falls are the leading cause of death and injury in construction. More than 828 workplaces deaths in private construction as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistic during 2015 and 36% of this were caused by fall from heights.  This is equally troubling that fall protection equipment is again the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) most cited standard in worksite inspection.

It’s very easy to see how personal fall protection equipment can help you.

Correct Equipment for Our body is our greatest asset, bar none

This is why you should do everything to protect it. Now, we don’t have to wear this equipment every day. After all, it would be very hard to enjoy life if you’re going to be paranoid. However, there are instances when they are must-haves and non-negotiable.

These are the instances that you should wear fall protection equipment because wearing it is the safe and logical thing to do. This would usually depend on your job or what you’re doing. However, it’s good to know what these instances are.

This way, you’ll be able to know how the equipment can help you. So here are just some of the ways on how it can help you:

The collect Fall Arrest Equipment

For a fall to be arrested in a controlled manner, it is of utmost importance that there is enough energy absorption capacity within the fall arrest system. If the energy absorption being present … Read the rest..

in Uncategorized - 16 Dec, 2015
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Fall protection equipment is very important and can last years when it remains in good condition. Most will realize how crucial fall protection items are because if you should fall you need to have something there to prevent you from getting hurt. However, very few really take serious care of their fall protection items and end up damaging them to the point where they need replacing. How to properly store and care for your safety equipment?

Harnesses Should Be Hung Up

Harnesses are easily crushed and damaged when they are squeezed into cupboards and storage boxes. This means the harnesses are potentially risky to use even on a basic construction job because they cannot be used when they are damaged. Instead you should look to hanging up the harnesses in safe areas as soon as you are finished with them. It’s the same with fall protection anchors; they should be stored very carefully away from sharp tools which could cause damage.

Don’t Leave Fall Protection Equipment Out In the Elements

One of the worst things any construction worker can do is leave their items outside because the weather will get to them. Rain can easily degrade the equipment leaving them unsafe to use and in actual fact you will need to replace them. This can be very costly so instead, look at storing all fall protection equipment indoors at all times. It will reduce the risk of them getting damaged … Read the rest..