Archives for September 2015

Self-Retracting Lifelines, Laynards and Fall Protection

Self-retracting lifelines for fall protection have come a long way in terms of becoming more efficient and light-weight—but the basic principles of testing and maintenance for these important tools remain the cornerstone for fall protection. As OSHA apply says, “Of uppermost importance is the reduction in strength caused by certain tie-offs (such as using knots, tying around ... [Continue Reading]

Nail Gun Safety: Best Practices for Accident Prevention

Nail guns, a common staple in most commercial construction jobs, are both a boon to productivity and a common safety hazard. As OHSA reports, nail gun injuries are too common. Injuries resulting from use of nail guns hospitalize more construction workers than any other tool-related injury. One study found that 2 out of 5 carpenter apprentices experienced a nail gun injury ... [Continue Reading]

Recordkeeping: A Necessary Task

For all commercial construction projects, keeping up with safety recordkeeping is a necessary administrative task. A solid recordkeeping process can make the difference when accidents happen. As we reported earlier this year, OSHA has specific guidelines to maintain this process. OSHA’s definition of work-related injuries are those in which an event or exposure in the work ... [Continue Reading]