Category: Work Safety

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The Value of Fixed Ladder Compliance

Compliance + A Fixed Ladder = Value Fixed ladders are an integral part of a compliant roof access and fall protection system. We even identify roof access and fixed ladders as the first step to address in our High 5 program on becoming OSHA compliant. There is a lot of

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National Safety Stand-Down

To Prevent Falls in Construction Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366 of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in 2017 (BLS data). Of course, these deaths are all preventable. Starting May 6th and running through May 10th,

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Worksite falls can have devastating consequences for workers and businesses.
Work Safety

Why Worksite Falls Happen

Broken bones. Ruptured organs. Traumatic brain injuries. These devastating effects are common for the lucky survivors of falls from roofs, scaffolding, and other worksite heights. Pain, surgery, rehab, and possible disabilities await many survivors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 14% of all fatal worksite injuries were due to

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Proper fixed ladder selection can keep you OSHA compliant and your workers safe.
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Choosing the Right Roof Access Ladder for Your Business

Running your business requires a sharp eye for problem-solving, effective communication, and dedication. But that’s not all – common facilities maintenance challenges require that you have the right equipment to enable your employees’ access to high spaces. Items like fixed roof access ladders can mean the difference between effective maintenance

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A fall protection system is a back up to a worker’s loss of balance.
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Getting Started with Fall Protection Systems

If your business offerings require employees to work at height, you are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to utilize fall protection systems to protect your employees. While protection requirements vary depending on your industry, in general, if a task exposes workers to falls of four or

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Proper roof maintenance keeps your building safe for workers
Work Safety

Strategies to Prevent Roofing Damage

Roofs are a critical and expensive component of your business or home. Even with the well-known cost of roof repairs or installation, they are often a building component that is neglected when it comes to maintenance. Foregoing preventive maintenance on your roof can lead to expensive repairs or replacement that

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Audience in Conference Hall
Work Safety

Learning Opportunities at 2017 National Safety Congress & Expo

What can you expect from this year’s National Safety Congress & Expo? You’ll see the industry’s most innovative safety equipment and solutions on display, including FIXFAST’s KATTSAFE Aluminum Guardrail Systems, KATTCLIMB Fixed Ladders, and KOMBI Stair and Step Bridges. But it’s also one of the best opportunities to hear from

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Man Climbing Down Caged Ladder
Work Safety

OSHA’s New Fixed Ladder Standards: Phasing Out Cages

Under OSHA’s 1910 Walking Working Surface Standard, requirements around fixed ladders are being redefined and cages are phasing out as acceptable fall protection for general industry. What changes do you need to make and when? We’ve outlined the basics. What’s Changed for Fixed Ladders Under OSHA 1910 Fixed ladders provide

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