Archive for April 8, 2016

Don’t Fall Down on the Job Protect Your Workers From Falls

Written by Small Business Magazine on April 8th, 2016. Posted in Crosby forged shackles, Fall protection harness, Material handling equipment

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Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces there are, and the federal government, through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has made fall protection a particular area of focus. Basically, OSHA requires a fall arrest device for any worker who is anywhere from 4 to 8 feet off the ground, depending on the industry and type of job. These fall arrest devices can be of two types: general fall devices, which usually consist of netting to prevent falls or catch workers before they fall too far, or personal fall protection devices such as web slings or chain slings. Which are used can depend on the type of project and site as well as the company and worker preferences.

Safety nets usually are used on buildings where there is no scaffolding or temporary floors and the distance to fa