In our previous blog, we talked about tips for rooftop fall protection before a permanent system is installed. As we explained last time, the roof can be a very dangerous place. Rooftops expose people to weather, trip hazards, and a variety of other potential fall hazards. In this week’s blog, we’re going to provide some friendly, generalized reminders about how to be safer when working on a rooftop. This is a basic list of things that anyone who needs to access a roof should take into consideration for general rooftop safety.
A roof is clearly a dangerous place. It’s high up in the air. It’s typically sloped. It’s exposed to the elements. And it can be riddled with trip hazards at almost every step. Due to all of these dangers, it seems pretty clear why workers would need fall protection as they are trying to perform various workplace tasks. And so the question rises: on a dangerous roof, how does one stay protected as they are analyzing and installing a rooftop fall protection system? Join us in this week’s blog for tips about staying safer while implementing an effective rooftop fall protection system.
Internships are an opportunity for a wonderful symbiotic relationship between employers and students. By having access to hands-on work experience, students can gain a lot of insight into the corporate world. Zihao Li and Nick Damraksa are currently enrolled at Drexel University where they are pursuing their mechanical engineering degrees. Rigid Lifelines has had the privilege of working with them and teaching them more about engineering and drafting design. Read this blog to learn more about what it’s like to be an engineering intern here at Rigid Lifelines.
Sometimes legal language can make it difficult to understand the main message in documents. And when that legal document is about safety, things can rapidly get more complicated. The Fall Protection Code (ANSI Z359) provides a lot of important information about safety and providing fall protection for people who need to work at height. But sometimes it’s nice to have those rules broken down into friendlier language. This week, we’re going to use everyday language to identify the rules for finding a reliable anchorage point for fall protection systems.
Developing a completely comprehensive fall protection plan involves a lot of thought and consideration. Each step in the process of planning a fall protection program accomplishes a very specific task. As a result, skipping any element of a fall protection program can be very dangerous for employees who need to use the equipment. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the steps for developing a comprehensive fall protection program to make sure that you and your employees are covered.
Safety professionals have been searching for effective rescue solutions for fallen workers for decades. Rescue can be broken down into two categories: assisted rescue and self rescue. This blog will help identify the different terminology that’s associated with rescues from a fall protection system. And then, we’ll provide information about the best ways to approach assisted rescue and self-rescue for your fall protection application.
Investing in a fall protection system can seem scary at first. But, the initial investment of a system is pretty small in comparison to the costs associated with a workplace fall. If a worker falls in the workplace without having an effective fall protection plan in action, the aftermath can be devastating (for both your employee and your bank account). In this week’s blog, we’ll explore the various costs of having fall protection and not having fall protection.
If your New Year’s resolution is to protect your business from the most commonly cited workplace violation (i.e. fall protection), then you are making a very positive change for your employees. Providing fall protection is important to consider if you have employees who need to access height in the workplace. But, what happens when you need fall protection, but you don’t own your commercial work space? We’ll tell you all about how to protect your employees in your leased or rented commercial space in this week’s blog!
Will began working with Rigid Lifelines as a temp in 2012, but he quickly worked his way up to become a certified welder, shift supervisor, and a permanent and integral part of the production team. Over the past twenty months, Will has developed a passion for fabrication and metalworking, which has helped to propel his career in ways he never imagined. Find out more about the role William plays in the production process at Rigid Lifelines.
There are not enough safety professionals who are informed about how to handle a worker who may be suffering from suspension trauma. So, in this week’s blog, we’re going to identify the symptoms of suspension trauma and the appropriate way to treat a worker who has just been rescued post-fall arrest.