If it’s part of the building, it must be a safe anchorage point, right? It can be tempting to attach your fall arrest devices to many of the structures that you can find around your workspace. Some of those structures can be legitimate anchorage points, but some of them cannot. Let’s explore some of the different things that can and cannot be used as an anchorage point for fall arrest devices in the workplace.
Summer is a season for traveling to various vacation spots, and one of the most common travel locations is the beach. Even though the beach becomes a popular tourist destination during the summertime, there are many people who work at height in different coastal locations all year long. Coastal workspaces are a unique work environment and there are some unusual ways that the environment can impact a fall protection system. Find out how to inspect your fall protection systems to make sure that the coastal environment has not damaged your equipment.
Ever wonder what kind of distance a human would need to fall in order to reach terminal velocity? We’re going to explore the science associated with a falling human this week by diving into the physics behind fall forces and why you’ll never reach terminal velocity on our systems!
Jeff Neal from PennCoat, Inc. is our featured guest blogger this week! PennCoat, Inc. specializes in slip-resistant flooring materials, industrial/commercial painting, and industrial cleaning/blasting processes. Flooring can have a huge influence on the likelihood that someone experiences a workplace fall. Coefficient friction and broadcast materials help enhance slip-resistance for industrial safety. Learn more in this week’s blog!
For people who work at height, there’s a myth floating around that using fall protection decreases productivity in the workplace. But, Rigid Lifelines is here to debunk that myth once and for all. Read this blog and learn the facts about how fall protection can actually increase productivity in the workplace.
Welcome to the Rigid Lifelines Quarterly Newsletter! We will be providing quarterly updates about our company, trade show appearances, training sessions, and other fall protection related information for your reading pleasure.
Do you have employees who work at height, but don’t want to wear fall protection? Are you trying to generate more enthusiasm for safety at height in the workplace? Check out our blog to find fall protection training techniques for different ways that you can inspire an enhanced culture of safety in your workplace.
When you are working in an environment where you need to rely on heavy tools or large pieces of equipment in order to do your job safely and effectively, it is good practice to inspect that equipment regularly. When the equipment you use is part of a safety system, it is even more important for that equipment to be in good working order. In an effort to enhance public knowledge about fall protection equipment inspection, we will be offering a handy online guide.
The potential heights where a worker could be after a fall have a huge impact on the way that a worker is rescued from that height. Depending upon how a rescue could be carried out, there are different types of equipment that could be used for the rescue process. As a result, it’s good to know what equipment can be used under different circumstances. So, in this week’s blog we’re going to talk about the equipment that can be used during a high elevation rescue.
Summer is almost officially here, and it’s an ideal time to review heat illness prevention methods and promote worker safety. When people are working on rooftops or other outdoor locations, it’s possible to suffer from the symptoms of heat illness and potentially experience an unintended loss of balance. To reduce the risk of workplace falls associated with heat exposure, it’s important to know what symptoms to look for and what types of first aid can be applied. Read more to learn about all of the potential fall hazards and health issues that are caused from heat exposure.