Category: Work Safety

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

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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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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 KATTGUARD 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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Work Safety

3 Ways Drones Provide Efficiency and Rooftop Safety

Rooftop safety in the future may involve less actual time on the roof, possible due to drone technology and an explosion in use. Questions remain about privacy in residential areas, but general industry has high expectations for efficiency, cost savings, and safety. Many companies are exploring various ways drones can

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Work Safety

How Easy is it to Fall From the Rooftop?

How easy is it to fall from a roof? OSHA doesn’t want you to find out. It launched the 1910 Walking-Working Surfaces Standard in January, a regulation that gives building owners and employers more flexibility in the fall protection method they choose. This new standard also makes some significant changes

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Work Safety

Gravity Doesn’t Take a Coffee Break!

There is no denying that the rooftop is a hazardous environment. All too often we find companies sending their employees onto the rooftop on a daily basis, despite adverse weather conditions, with no fall protection in place whatsoever. The new OSHA Walking-Working Surface 1910 regulations went into effect on January 17th, 2017.

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Work Safety

5 Ways to Prevent Unauthorized Access to High-Risk Areas

  What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about safety at your construction site, warehouse or other company buildings? More than likely, you’re thinking of minimizing the risks of employees getting critically or fatally injured. Rightly so. According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report,

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Work Safety

Wider Ladder Rungs Safer, More Comfortable

Wide ladder rungs offer important benefits to workers, specifically greater safety and increased comfort. Greater Safety Wide ladder rungs make any extension or single ladder a safer, more stable platform from which to work. With more stability, the ladder is less likely to tip under normal use. Workers are far

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Worker Climbing Up Ladder
Work Safety

Ladder Safety

According to the CDC, in the first 10 years of this century (2000 to 2009), falls from ladders accounted for approximately 43% of all fatal falls. Additionally, ladders were involved in 81% of all treated fall injuries in construction workers. Ladders were also no. 7 in OSHA’s top 10 most

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