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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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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6 Ways Mobile Apps Help Reduce Workplace Hazards

Keeping up with safety regulations and identifying workplace hazards may be a bit easier than it used to be, thanks to the availability of new apps for smartphones and mobile devices. Following are some of the workplace safety tasks that can be performed with the help of apps. 1.  Identify

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OSHA’s “nudge” to employers for improved workplace safety

With fatal job-related injuries rising to their highest level in seven years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been releasing new regulations in what it describes as a “nudge” to help employers be more mindful of safety for their employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),

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Cool Things You May Not Have Known About Ladders

If you were making a list of historically significant artifacts, ladders may not be among the first items to come to mind. Ladders are one of those everyday things we never think about until we need one, and as soon as we put them away, they’re out of mind again.

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Work Safety

4 life-saving inventions we take for granted every day

We don’t have to look too far back in history to find times when life was significantly less comfortable — and less safe. The era of the Industrial Revolution bore witness to deplorable working conditions that resulted in thousands of deaths and untold injuries. These unbearable conditions continued unchecked until

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What if we didn’t have safety regulations?

Look at 100,000 people.  If you worked in the mining industry in 1900, then 300 of them would be dead at the end of the year, according to the Economic History Association. Today due to increased work safety practices, that number has been reduced to less than 10 per year. 

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OSHA Offers Free Safety Audits for Small Businesses

A workplace that fails to comply with standards established by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration could face hefty fines along with a heightened risk of occupational injuries and illnesses. The OSHA regulations are lengthy, and business owners may be unaware of all the rules pertaining to their workplace, but

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FIXFAST USA Launches New Website

FIXFAST USA, a branch of FIXFAST Ltd., has just launched their new website. This new site goes hand in hand with our “minimum fuss” promise by creating a far better experience for our users, and will even allow for onsite purchases! New graphic design, new site layout, new product pages, same FIXFAST quality.

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