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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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Business Motivation

How Contractors Can Upsell with Rooftop Accessories

The job you are currently working is a gold mine: it gives you an opening to demonstrate expertise, deliver quality and build trust/loyalty with clients. And it’s also your best source of additional income. Let’s face it: depending on the job, you may be faced with a long sales cycle.

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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, 2015

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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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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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News

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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News

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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News

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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