An unprecedented near miss is a once-in-a-work-life occurrence for most. Although they aren’t positive experiences, they should always be used as a positive learning opportunity to eliminate future risk; the incident described within should not be treated any differently. “It’s always good to share these types of incidents. Hearing about others’ experiences provides insight and […]
Tag: fall arrest systems
With the eighth annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction happening this week, we’re taking a look at some fall protection questions answered by our experts at EHS Hero® . Do you need a plan or personal fall arrest systems if you have adequate railing and protection from hazards? What about scissor lifts? Read […]
A Hawaii appellate court recently affirmed a decision upholding a citation for a “serious” violation issued by the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH), rejecting a key defense because the employer didn’t follow its own unnecessarily strict safety policy.
With winter weather comes the potential for severe storms—and the aftermath may include the necessity for utility repair work and/or tree removal. Aerial lifts are often employed in these purposes, and one Safety.BLR.com subscriber wanted to know what the fall protection requirements are for this machinery. Read on to see what the experts had to […]
Is OSHA more likely to inspect your worksite now that the agency assigns greater weight to inspections for its Focus Four hazards—falls, struck by, caught in, and electrocution?