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Dropped Object Prevention in Powered Aerial Lifts

Posted by Medsafe on Feb 20, 2018 9:11:52 AM
Do you have employees who work from aerial lifts? Scissor lifts and boom lifts are common in many industries. Construction, maintenance, and utility workers use them the most; they can also be used to transport employees from one floor to the next - but for the most part, they are used as work platforms to access ... Read More

Topics: Facility Safety, Fall Protection, construction site hazards, Outdoor Hazards

Honeywell Uvex Avatar [Video]

Posted by Medsafe on Dec 14, 2017 11:53:15 AM
Eye protection will never be the same! Read More

Topics: eye protection, PPE

Fall Protection: Does Your Company Have a Fall Rescue Plan?

Posted by Medsafe on Dec 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM
Fall protection is a hot topic on most jobsites these days, and rightfully so.  The dangers of working at height should not be taken lightly.  Employers are required to train their workers, provide them with the equipment, and show them how to use it.  But fall protection training doesn’t end there.  Workers also need ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE

Horizontal Lifeline Systems Video

Posted by Medsafe on Nov 14, 2017 11:30:00 AM
Does your work site lack existing anchor points for proper worker tie-offs? If so, a horizontal lifeline system might be the answer to your problems.  But choosing effective and compliant fall protection equipment can be an intimidating task, especially when horizontal lifelines are so versatile. These systems can be ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE

Big Guys Need Fall Protection Too! How Much Weight Can Your Harness Support?

Posted by Medsafe on Nov 8, 2017 1:20:25 PM
Wearing fall protection probably isn’t your favorite thing to do. But you know how important it is. It can literally save your life. So you put it on, and you get the job done. But how do you know that what you’re wearing is the right equipment? There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a harness. Comfort, ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection

Fall Protection in Aerial Lifts: How to Comply with the OSHA Standards

Posted by Medsafe on Oct 31, 2017 11:59:49 AM
Are you in charge of employee safety? Then, you’re probably already aware of the importance of fall protection. Employees in both general industry and construction need fall protection at some point - particularly those who have access to aerial lifts. But do you know the OSHA requirements for wearing fall protection ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection

Positioning Lanyards & Energy Absorbing Lanyards: Knowing the Difference

Posted by Medsafe on Oct 10, 2017 9:13:54 AM
Choosing the right fall protection equipment... it can mean the difference between life and death. In fact, most workplace injuries associated with falls have an interesting cause. They aren’t a result of people not wearing the equipment. Rather, it's because they weren’t wearing it properly. Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Lanyards

What the New OSHA Silica Standard Rule Means for You

Posted by Medsafe on Sep 19, 2017 2:49:16 PM
Oftentimes, it's easy to overlook the most significant hazards. That's the case with crystalline silica, or silica dust. Silica dust is a known carcinogen that is easy to inhale. Unfortunately, this can lead to lung cancer and a host of other medical problems. Read More

Topics: silica rule

12 Simple Steps to Ensuring Your Fall Harness Fits Properly

Posted by Medsafe on Sep 14, 2017 9:27:56 AM
Would you spend five minutes to save your life? Five minutes is all you need to make sure your fall protection harness can protect you. A lot of people don’t believe they are going to get hurt or die on the job. This is true especially when a site goes many days or weeks accident-free. All that preparation and ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection

Do I Need Fall Protection? Your Complete Guide to the Risks and Uses

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 15, 2017 2:07:08 PM
Your firm just took on a new building project – it’s a big one and everyone is buzzing about it. But it will require your workers to be at heights for a large part of their workday. Your past projects haven’t involved this. This means you've got a bit of a learning curve to deal with. Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE

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