Education Center

FIXFAST USA takes pride in our ability to not only provide roof access and fall protection systems, but also educate the industry on relative standards and regulations. Compliance is always on our mind to ensure that those working at heights return home safely. Navigate the menu below to learn more about Fall Protection, OSHA and ANSI. 

Our Education Center is one of our resources that we dedicate to answering your questions and providing updates. Browse the pages below to learn more. 

FAQs.

Here you will find our most commonly asked questions about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as well as questions about our roof access products and services. We value accessible information as well as great service, so we created a single page where you can find a wide range of resources quickly.

If you have a question or anything you want to know more about, contact us to speak with a representative.

Aluminum vs. Steel.

Aluminum vs. Steel.

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At FIXFAST USA, we carry high-grade aluminum fall safety equipment and rooftop access materials. Many people associate steel with strength, but our aluminum products are more durable, lightweight and effective. In this section, we explain why we choose aluminum over steel to supply companies with equipment they can trust.

Fall Protection Basics.

Fall Protection Basics.

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We cover the basics of fall protection, including what it is, why it’s important and what it consists of. We also cover how to keep others safe and comply with OSHA guidelines for fall protection and safety. Here, you’ll find information that details fall protection in accessible terms. 

Fall protection is a crucial OSHA topic in many different industries beyond roof access. If you want a refresher on fall protection standards or want to learn more about the essence of fall protection, we have the information you need. 

OSHA 1910.

OSHA 1910.

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The OSHA General Standards 1910 is a wide category of guidelines that applies to multiple industries. We break down some of the relevant sections that apply specifically to rooftop access and fall protection equipment. We manufacture our products to meet these standards, and employers should understand OHSA’s requirements to prevent violations and citations. 

OSHA Caged Ladder Update.

OSHA Caged Ladder Update.

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In 2017, OSHA updated its caged ladder policy for fall protection. We break down the change and discuss how this new policy impacts current ladder systems. We also cover what you need to know before you purchase a new ladder system and how the changes will impact future installations.

Low Slope Roof Safety.

Low Slope Roof Safety.

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Here you will find a detailed report of the update to the OSHA 1910.28(b)(13) walking and working surface standard. This standard applies to low-sloping roofs, for which we manufacture our equipment. We simplify the update so you can understand how this change impacts your operation and what you should look out for when identifying potential violations. 

Contact FIXFAST USA With Questions or Concerns

FIXFAST USA is proud to be more than just an equipment supplier. We strive to educate others about technology updates and policy changes within the industry. As we continue to grow and learn about rooftop access developments and fall safety concerns, we will update our education center to include new, relevant information.

If you have any questions or want to speak to a professional about our systems, contact us online to get in touch. We will gladly walk you through our available options to find the best fit for your operation.