Tag: fall prevention

Fall Protection Harness – Free Stock Photo

ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED: This fall protection image is free to use for all purposes including commercial use but you must provide a link back to atlantictraining.com as the source of the forklift image. Learn more.   Image Description: A fall prevention system in the form of a harness, lanyards, D-clips, locking snap hooks, lines, connectors, anchors and…

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Company pleads guilty to manslaughter, pays $852K in death of worker

A construction company has pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter for causing the death of a construction worker. Juan Chonillo fell 29 stories to his death on Sept. 21, 2017 at a construction site in New York City. SSC High Rise Inc. has paid $842,000 in restitution and a $10,000 corporate fine, the maximum permitted…

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Dental Damage Claim 3 years After Workplace Fall: Will Comp Cover It?

This employee was treated for injuries due to a workplace fall. Years afterward, she amended her claim for dental damage. How did a court rule? Dorl Holdren worked as a salesperson for Bon Ton Department Stores in West Virginia. On Jan. 3, 2011, she fell at work. She applied for and received workers’ comp coverage…

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Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry

Within the past decade, fall prevention violations are No. 1 on OSHA’s list of most-violated construction standards, and they often result in tragic outcomes for workers and cost businesses a substantial amount of money and damage to their reputations. It is fair to say that the indoor industrial work environment – including factories, warehouses and…

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3M issues voluntary recall of fall protection sleeve

Red Wing, MN – 3M has issued a voluntary recall of its original DBI-SALA Lad-Saf Sleeve. In a notice issued Aug. 30, 3M said it recently reviewed the performance of the sleeve in the field – including some instances involving a serious injury or death while the product was in use. The review concluded that…

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Slips & Trips Infographic: Preventing Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are a safety risk that are prevalent in most industries and workplaces. The severity of their danger depends on the industry and the job, but one small slip, trips or fall can cause a serious injury which leads to risks of legal liability, lost production time, and absences. On top of that,…

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Workplace Falls Pose A Danger To The Economy As Well As Workers

After transportation-related deaths, falls are the No. 1 cause of death on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  It should be no surprise that CFR 1926.501 Fall Protection is also the standard most cited by OSHA. However, what is surprising to many is that OSHA has only been around since 1971. It…

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Fall Prevention Infographic: The Truth About Fall Fatalities and Injuries

Fall Injuries in Construction

Fall fatalities and injuries happen all too often, when in reality, they can be prevented with proper fall prevention measures. Falls still top OSHA top 10 most cited list of violations, and it hasn’t much moved throughout the years. Falls are also considered the “Fatal Four” in the construction industry- four of the most common…

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OSHA cites Ziggy’s Roofing of Norridge; proposes $115K in penalties

Feb. 2, 2016 Area builder exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards at two Chicago area job sites within a month OSHA cites Ziggy’s Roofing of Norridge; proposes $115K in penaltiesNORRIDGE, Ill. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Norridge roofing contractor after inspectors saw employees working on residential…

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Beginner’s Guide: Work Platform

There are many types of work platforms: aerial work platforms (such as scissor lifts), scaffolding, or prefabricated, permanently-installed platforms. Which one you choose to use depends on the type of work you plan on doing and the duration of that work. A quick paint job, for instance might be done on scaffolding, while replacing light…

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