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Don't Let Gravity Get You Down

It is that time of the year when roads and walkways become slippery and hard to walk on. What we should not forget is that during the year, in any environment, slips trips and falls can be both painful and costly to all persons involved. Slips, tri...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Safety Programs  •  January 25, 2011

The Clock Starts When You're at the End of Your Rope

Recently, I ran a fall protection workshop for one of our policyholders. They passed with flying colors when it came to fall prevention, but when it came to fall rescue, they were like most companies – they weren’t prepared for what to do after a fal...

Construction, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  June 09, 2010

Federal Law Requires Employers to Protect Employees From Fall Hazards

The Federal law passed by Congress in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act contains a passage known as the General Duty Clause, which requires employers to provide a workplace that is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are like...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  February 24, 2010

Winter Slip/Fall Injuries—Are Your Employees Protected?

The winter months are more than just creeping up on us—as of this weekend, they’re here. Old Man Winter will once again blow his arctic breath, creating beauty beyond words and hazards unseen.

General, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  December 19, 2008

Slipping and Tripping: The Other Kind of Fall

We have covered the hazards associated with falls in the past. Obviously, the reason is the severity of injuries associated with falls. But we've focused primarily on elevated falls, whether from a ladder or a roof. But slips and trips are another ...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  August 18, 2008

Just One Rung Away

One of my fellow Mainers had a favorite saying about safety meeting subjects. He'd say, "If you can't come up with a topic, grab a ladder and cover what's written on the side."

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  August 04, 2008

Numbers at Work: Deadly Falls "Up"

How can a fall "up" be deadly? How can you fall "up" anyway? This post isn't about falling up at all, actually. It's about the fact that from 2003 to 2006 fatalities from falls have increased.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  July 18, 2008

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