Fixed Ladder Fall Protection Changes

Fixed Ladder Fall Protection Changes

Fixed Ladder Fall Protection Changes Ladder cages can no longer be used for fall protection By Kevin Denis, Director of Special Projects This article is posted with permission from Metal Construction News. Occupational health and safety regulations have undergone a...

It’s Not Luck, It’s Skill

It’s Not Luck, It’s Skill

It's Not Luck, It's Skill By Wilo Castillo, Training Advisor Due to increased regulations and release of voluntary consensus standards more and more employers are addressing fall protection and rescue training. Employers have many options and methods to...

The Next Generation of Snaphooks?

The Next Generation of Snaphooks?

The Next Generation of Snaphooks? By Diego Oliver, Training Specialist DBI-SALA Force2 Hi-Vis Elastic Shock Absorbing Lanyard DBI-SALA Force2 Tie-Back Shock Absorbing Lanyard It seems snaphooks have not changed a whole lot in the last decade. I quickly...

Stay Warm & Safe at Height

Stay Warm & Safe at Height

Stay Warm & Safe at Height We talk so much about fall protection, but how about winter protection? Here in Northwest Washington its that time of year again, freezing temperatures, ice, and even a little bit of snow. Cold weather conditions can affect your body and...

OSHA Clarifies Fall Protection Questions!

OSHA Clarifies Fall Protection Questions!

OSHA Clarifies Fall Protection Questions! OSHA has recently put out a letter of interpretation regarding a couple common questions about the new Walking Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Systems regulation. The first has to do with proof loading of snap...

Gravitec Goes to Ross Dam

Gravitec Goes to Ross Dam

Gravitec Goes to Ross Dam This summer, Gravitec had a unique opportunity at Ross Dam, a hydroelectric dam located in-between North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake National Recreation Area, just off Washington State Route 20. For two weeks Gravitec’s engineering...

People Don’t Float or Fly

People Don’t Float or Fly

Understanding the Basic Principles of a Primary and Secondary in Fall Protection Here it is. Whenever a person is working at height, they should have a primary and a secondary means of protection. A “primary” layer of protection...

Will I Hit That? Clearance Calculations

Will I Hit That? Clearance Calculations

Will I Hit That? Clearance Calculations Determining how far your fall arrest system will allow you to fall is a critical task for anyone using fall protection equipment.  Mistakes are often made when determining clearance requirements and it usually comes down to...

Carabiner Showdown

Carabiner Showdown

Carabiner Showdown Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes… Change can be hard, even David Bowie knew that. But with time, comes advances in technology and improvements in fall protection. Some of you may remember what harnesses used to be like—body belts that often led to internal organ...

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