Filtered By: Risk Calculation

The Cost of a Poor Safety Program

The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index helps employers identify the highest risks for injury in the workplace and develop the most effective safety programs to reduce workplace injuries and illness. So what are the highest workplace risks, and what can employers do to reduce those risks?
Read Full Article

Add a response


Functional Capacity Evaluations

Functional capacity evaluations evaluate an individual’s capacity to perform work activities related to his or her participation in employment.Learn about functional capacity evaluations and how they relate to fall protection in this blog.
Read Full Article

Add a response


The Influence of Deflection during a Fall

Horizontal wire rope systems can be a popular choice for providing fall protection for people who work at height. A process known as deflection is a common occurrence when people use a horizontal flexible lifeline system. Read more to find out the potential results of deflection when these systems are used incorrectly.
Read Full Article

Add a response


Making the Most of Your Rescue Training

Rescue is one of the hottest topics in the fall protection industry. It’s also one of the most frequently forgotten parts of a fall protection plan. Rescue from fall protection systems is a tricky subject because almost every facility or worksite will have its own unique situation. And the different variables that go into worksites can make it difficult to educate people about how to properly rescue a worker from height, post fall arrest. So, how can you tell if your program is sharing the information you and your employees need to stay safer? In this blog, we’ll talk about the basic subject matter that should be discussed during a thorough rescue training program.
Read Full Article

Add a response


When The OSHA Required 5,000 Pounds Isn’t Enough...

When certain fall protection systems are used, there are times when the actual process of fall arrest will generate a force that is higher than 5,000 pounds. As a result, a system that supports up to 5,000 pounds in that circumstance would not be safe for fall arrest. In this week’s blog post, we’re going to discuss a situation where the 5,000 pound OSHA requirement would not be effective or applicable.
Read Full Article

Add a response


We Are Compliant, But Are We Safe?

When a fall protection system is available at a worksite, it’s easy to convince yourself that the system’s existence makes it “safe” to work at height. But just because a system is present, it does not automatically mean that the hazards of that particular location were considered when the fall protection system was selected. It is possible to have an OSHA compliant fall protection system that does not properly protect people from their specific scenario while working at height. Read this blog to learn how fall protection systems can be OSHA compliant without keeping workers safe.
Read Full Article

Add a response


Can My Fall Protection System Cause An Injury?

Fall protection systems are designed to create a safer environment for people who are working at height. But if these systems are installed or used improperly, there are some very serious injuries that can occur. In this week’s blog, we’re going to talk about the different ways that you can be injured by a fall protection system, but then, we’ll discuss the ways that you can prevent those injuries from happening.
Read Full Article

Add a response