Keep Your Holidays Happy by Playing It Safe

The holiday season often means some fun, seasonal activities at work. Two that quickly come to mind are office parties and putting up decorations. We address the office party and how to prevent foodborne illness from ruining the festivities in a separate entry. Here,...

Aerial Platform Safety

Jobsites are not always at ground level. Sometimes, workers need to use aerial platforms, aerial ladders, articulating boom platforms, vertical towers, or ladder trucks to reach their work. All work has hazards and risks involved in it, but when you work at an...

Suspension Trauma

Personal fall protection is important when you perform job tasks at heights.  If you fall and your fall protection gear saves you, you may be suspended in the air for several minutes.  During this time, blood can pool in your legs, deprive the brain of oxygen, and...

Suspension Trauma Rescue

Imagine you are the supervisor of a construction site, and one of your newest employees is wearing a fall arrest harness while moving roofing materials on top of a building. Unable to clearly see equipment lying on the roof in front of him, he trips, falls off the...

Fall Protection

It may seem that a job can be performed more efficiently without spending the time to protect against falls. However, falls remain one of the top causes of fatalities in construction. Workers have fallen off edges of every description, especially floors and roofs, and...

Fall Prevention Applies to Tools, Too

When we talk about fall prevention, the focus is usually on the individuals working from heights. However, a similar concept applies to the tools those workers use. Take, for example, this 2014 story out of New Jersey: A delivery truck driver lost his life during a...