Tagged: fall

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Prevention and Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Prevention and Protection

Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), most of these fatalities and disabling...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Prevention and Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Prevention and Protection

Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), most of these fatalities and disabling...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Suspension Trauma – After the Fall

Weekly Safety Meeting – Suspension Trauma – After the Fall

OSHA describes suspension trauma as “the development of symptoms such as light-headedness, poor concentration, palpitations, tremulousness, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, headache, sweating, weakness, and occasionally fainting during upright standing.” Suspension trauma, also known as “harness hang syndrome” and “orthostatic intolerance,” occurs after a worker has fallen into a fall arrest harness...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety on Ladders

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety on Ladders

Virtually every single ladder accident could and should have been prevented. It only takes a little bit of common sense about ladder safety to prevent an accident from occurring while using ladders. Four Rules for Safe Use of Ladders: Pick the right ladder for the job you are going to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety on Ladders

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety on Ladders

There is absolutely no reason for anybody to get hurt, disabled, or killed while using a ladder. Yet it happens every single day. Somebody steps on the safety sticker that says “This is not a step!” and ends up with a broken leg. Another worker puts a rock under one...

Safety Tip of the Week –  Suspension Trauma

Safety Tip of the Week – Suspension Trauma

Suspension Trauma When a worker is suspended in a fall harness, the body has no way of going horizontal. The blood keeps pooling and cannot flow properly. This is suspension trauma. And unless the worker is rescued promptly, venous pooling and orthostatic intolerance occurs. This may result in serious damage...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Suspension Trauma

Weekly Safety Meeting – Suspension Trauma

 Suspension Trauma Fall arrest systems are often seen as the ultimate lifesaver for workers at heights. A worker’s fall protection harness may keep him or her from hitting the ground, but that worker is not in the clear yet. Suspension trauma is often overlooked as a serious risk for workers...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Protection

 Fall Protection Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. Most of these fatalities and disabling injuries, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety...

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Protection

Fall Protection Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. No work should proceed unless the necessary fall protection is in place. The use of...