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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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How an Aging Workforce May Affect Safety

In the United States, people are working past age 65 in increasing numbers, with some workers saying they have no plans to retire. In May 2016, 18.9 percent of people age 65 and older were employed – that’s the highest number of post-retirement-age workers the U.S. has ever recorded. These

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Work Safety

Fall Prevention: Identify Safety Hazards for Your Workers [INFOGRAPHIC]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Without the proper safety precautions in place, the construction industry can put workers in truly dangerous situations. Appropriate ladder usage, in particular, must be strictly enforced if worksites are going to be safe for all heights. Data from U.S. emergency rooms show that 81% of fall injuries for construction

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Work Safety

OSHA Cites Hundreds of Companies in 2016

Already this year, OSHA has issued citations and penalties in hundreds of workplace cases, including numerous in the construction industry for failing to provide the right equipment and procedures needed to protect employees against fall hazards. OSHA was particularly harsh in citing a Cincinnati company after a roofer fell 40

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History of the Ladder

People don’t usually think about ladders until they have to climb one. Still, it’s a common thing, seen in a variety of places – a tool used to access roofs, lofts, and other high places. Timeline of the Ladder No one really knows when the ladder was invented. However, the

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4 Trends Driving Construction in 2016
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4 Trends Are Driving Construction Industry in 2016

With 2016 predicted to experience six percent growth and overall construction estimated to hit $712 billion, construction experts have reason to be optimistic. Those findings were announced in a Dodge Data & Analytics’ Construction Outlook report. It should be an interesting year, with green initiatives and new technology leading innovations

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Work Safety

How Stunt Artists Survive Dangerous Movie Scenes

It’s dangerous work – pretty much like going to war, as one expert stunt coordinator describes it. Yet thousands of stunt artists continue to put their lives on the line to deliver increasingly realistic action scenes on the big screen. As directors go for those dramatic shots, the stunt work

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Safety Violations = Increased Fines in 2016

While fines should never be the incentive for maintaining workplace safety, you’ll pay a lot more for violations starting this fall. A lot more. Under a new policy adopted by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, fines for workplace violations will jump by 80 percent sometime before Aug. 1, 2016.

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Work Safety

How to Encourage Employee Use of Fall Protection Gear

As building managers and floor supervisors know, fall protection equipment can help prevent many injuries and fatalities in the workplace. But how do you handle employees who are reluctant to use that safety equipment? Unfortunately, policies that discipline employees for failing to use safety equipment may not be wholly effective

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