Posts Tagged ‘fall prevention’

Fall Protection Harness – Free Stock Photo January 4, 2019 No Comments

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Image Description: A fall prevention system in the form of a harness, lanyards, D-clips, locking snap hooks, lines, connectors, anchors and the body […]

Company pleads guilty to manslaughter, pays $852K in death of worker July 21, 2018 No Comments

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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 under […]

Dental Damage Claim 3 years After Workplace Fall: Will Comp Cover It? March 20, 2017 No Comments

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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 […]

Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry No Comments

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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 manufacturing […]

3M issues voluntary recall of fall protection sleeve September 6, 2016 No Comments

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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 although […]

Slips & Trips Infographic: Preventing Falls September 5, 2016 No Comments

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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 […]

Workplace Falls Pose A Danger To The Economy As Well As Workers July 11, 2016 No Comments

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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 also […]

Fall Prevention Infographic: The Truth About Fall Fatalities and Injuries May 1, 2016 No Comments

Fall Injuries in Construction

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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 […]

OSHA cites Ziggy’s Roofing of Norridge; proposes $115K in penalties February 9, 2016 No Comments

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 roofing projects without […]

Beginner’s Guide: Work Platform February 2, 2016 No Comments

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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 […]

OSHA cites Kansas grain cooperative for exposing workers to fall January 26, 2016 No Comments

Jan. 20, 2016
OSHA cites Kansas grain cooperative for exposing workers
to fall, grain dust hazards at Quinter locationEmployer name: Frontier Ag Inc.
Citations received: Jan. 15, 2016
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Wichita Area Office cited the Quinter, Kansas, grain cooperative for two repeated and three serious safety violations. Federal […]

OSHA cites Latite Roofing for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards January 12, 2016 No Comments

Jan. 05, 2016
OSHA cites Latite Roofing for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards Employer name: Latite Roofing and Sheet Metal LLC
Inspection sites: 9617 NW 7th Circle, Building #3; 9741 NW 7th Circle, Building #5; and 9710 SW 7th Circle, Building #10, Plantation, Florida 33324.
Citations issued: Citations were issued to the employer on Dec. 29.
Investigation […]

WKL Roofing exposes workers to falls, other serious safety hazards at job site in Port Orange, Florida. December 28, 2015 No Comments

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Dec. 23, 2015
WKL Roofing exposes workers to falls, other serious
safety hazards at job site in Port Orange, FloridaEmployer name: WKL Roofing
Inspection site: 4655 Spruce Creek Road, Units A-H, Port Orange, Florida 32127
Citations issued: Citations were issued to the employer on Dec. 21.
Investigation findings: Inspectors with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration observed employees installing […]

Don Bosco of Batavia puts workers at-risk again, OSHA proposes total fines of $162K No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor | Dec. 21, 2015
Area builder cited for dangerous fall hazards twice in a month
Don Bosco of Batavia puts workers at-risk again, OSHA proposes total fines of $162KBATAVIA, Ill. – Twice in a month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Batavia builder after […]

26 Ohio workers died in job-related falls in 2014 December 22, 2015 No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor | Dec. 16, 2015
Plaster workers made to work above two stories at two Ohio
construction sites without guard rails or fall protection
26 Ohio workers died in job-related falls in 2014Employer name: B & B Plastering, Leavittsburg, Ohio
Citations issued: Dec. 10, 2015
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and […]