Safety

A Bird's Eye View of Personal Fall Arrest Systems

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An in-depth look at what is involved with personal fall protection, how to use it, where it's appropriate, and where to get it

A Framer's Take on Fall Protection: #WorthIt

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A few minutes up front can save tons of time when you're in the air—and it can eliminate broken ribs, a broken back, or death

Why do Buildings Fall During Earthquakes?

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Brute strength will not win in a war with physics. Smart design predicts the resonance of a building and sidesteps the waves

Basic Safety Precautions When Using an Aerial Lift

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Aerial lifts are a real time-saver on jobsites; with a few basic safety precautions, they can continue to be

 

Fall Protection: Guardrails Prevent Construction Falls, Not Landings

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Guardrails provide a physical barrier between the worker and the fall hazard.  When constructed correctly, guardrails can prevent a person from falling from elevated workplaces.  

Barefoot on Bamboo, No Work Boots Required

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Walking on a scaffold with boots is like tightening a lug molt with mittens

What Happens When You Crash a Work Van?

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Do not be a dummy, make sure your tools are solidly secured, and put some protection between you and them—in case they ain't.

Ladder Safety Best Practices

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You can't work faster if you're in the hospital—or worse.

Safety On the Job Begins at the Top

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If you don't create a culture of smart and safe work practices, who will?

Electrical Safety: Ladders, Dew, and Power Lines

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This true story is taken from a NIOSH FACE Report, which identifies factors that contribute to fatal injuries and gives comprehensive recommendations for preventing similar deaths.

 

A Ladder Fall From Six Feet Can Be Fatal

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Ladder safety is not rocket science, it boils down to using common sense and having patience.