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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...
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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."
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.
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