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Medsafe Industrial Safety Blog

Living on the Edge – The Facts About Leading Edge Retractables

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Over the last ten years, nothing has been hotter in the fall protection market than the twin personal Self-Retracting Lanyard, except for those of the leading edge variety. These devices have taken the market by storm and they have been portrayed as the ultimate fall arrest solution. The appeal of these products is ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, Leading Edge, SRL-LE

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

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Please Note: This is a re-post of a blog article we originally published in October of 2017. This version includes a Q&A segment at the end; these are reproductions of inquiries and responses that were generated as a result of the original article. Are you in charge of employee safety? Then, you’re probably already ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection

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

Posted by Medsafe on Jul 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM
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

The Three T's of Dropped Object Prevention

Posted by Medsafe on May 14, 2019 9:02:00 AM
Severe injury and fatality from dropped objects – even something as small as a wrench socket – are all too common, resulting in thousands of injuries, hundreds of deaths, hundreds of millions in total costs (and who knows how many close calls) every year. To date, there have been 45,940 injuries reported from falling ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Facility Safety, Lanyards, Safety is Easy, dropped objects, dropped object prevention

Safety is Easy...if you use some Common Sense

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 22, 2018 10:24:00 AM
We all make decisions every day during routine life activities that may seem inconsequential; but are, arguably, matters of life and death. Should I read or respond to this text message now, or wait until I’ve gotten to my destination and parked the car?  Can I make it across the street with only seven seconds left on ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Fall Protection Systems,, Safety is Easy

Safety is Easy...if you have the right tools for the job...

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 15, 2018 10:10:00 AM
Anyone that took 8th grade shop is familiar with the phrase, “Measure twice, cut once”.  That axiom serves as a simple reminder to do the job accurately and correctly the FIRST time.  Likewise, anyone that has ever done their own plumbing knows that every project includes multiple mandatory visits to your favorite ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Fall Protection Systems,, Safety is Easy

Safety is Easy...if you Visualize the Outcome

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 8, 2018 12:28:00 PM
There are two viral catch phrases that are inevitably followed by disaster. The first; and most common, “What’s the worst that could happen?”, is typically associated with brilliant moves like deciding to date your ex-wife (or husband) ten years after the divorce was settled. The results: shockingly predictable. The ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Fall Protection Systems,, Safety is Easy

Safety is Easy...Until You Fall

Posted by Medsafe on Aug 1, 2018 10:01:00 AM
You may or may not have noticed, but here at Medsafe, we believe that Safety is Easy. At least, it should be. That includes everything. Whatever object, practice, or philosophy you are currently employing to keep your personal parts free from unsolicited alteration should be simple, and easy to institute.  Most PPE is ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, PPE, Fall Protection Systems,, Safety is Easy

SRL Maintenance: Inspection, Recertification, and Repair

Posted by Medsafe on Mar 5, 2018 11:43:05 AM
   Falls are one of the most common causes of death and injury on the jobsite. Training and the proper use of fall protection equipment can help reduce those numbers. Many companies provide fall protection equipment that helps protect their workers from fall hazards. Simply providing the equipment; however,  is not ... Read More

Topics: Fall Protection, SRL maintenance

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

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