Incorporated By Reference: Understanding OSHA and National Consensus Standards

The General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act [OSH Act §5(a)(1)] requires employers to “furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.” Many people are familiar with this clause, which requires employers to independently identify hazardous conditions that aren’t specifically enumerated in the OSH Act, but there is another way OSHA protects against additional hazardous conditions:
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ASSE Name Change: American Society of Safety Professionals

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City—one of the deadliest industrial disasters in the United States. On October 14, 1911, the United Association of Casualty Inspectors was established with 62 founding members. As a part of its goal to improve worker safety, the organization changed its name to the American Society of Safety Engineers in 1914 and established its headquarters in New York City.
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Choosing the Right SRL for your Fall Protection

SRLs, or self-retracting lifelines, are a crucial part of any fall protection system. SRLs connect workers to their anchor point and arrest falls with a built-in braking system. Every fall protection application is different, so it is important to know how to choose the right SRL for your specific application.
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Fall Protection Is Not Just for People

Worker fall protection is a serious issue within the safety industry. However, the same consideration must extend to the tools their workers are using. This consideration is vital to protect not just workers at height, but people who may be passing through the work zone below.
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