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Quick Guide to OSHA's Fall Protection Standard Update (2017)

5/31/17 1:38 AM

The 2017 update to the OSHA standard for fall protection compliance (1910 Subpart D) implements terminology that didn't exist in the previous version of the standard. For those of you who knew the pre-2017 standard by heart, here's a quick-reference breakdown of the current standard terminology...

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Five Key OSHA Standards for Work Platforms

5/30/17 11:41 PM

OSHA requirements for work platforms have always been horribly complex. But since January 2017 when OSHA completely rewrote the standard 1910 Subpart D: Walking Working Surfaces (the standard that serves as the authority on work platform compliance), it's been nearly impossible to get a straight...

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On OSHA-Compliant Fall Protection [Infographic]

1/11/17 9:48 AM

For the 6th year in a row, OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) is once again the agency’s most frequently cited standard. We know fall protection is a common issue in construction, but what about for those of us in general industry? Here is a quick reference cheat sheet on OSHA-compliant...

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The Slider Revolution: Achieve Perfect Conformance with Work Platforms

4/25/16 2:00 AM

With the ability to extend out from a work deck to conform around equipment edges, sliders have proven especially useful on aircraft maintenance stands and other work platforms where straight decks leave dangerous gaps between the deck and the equipment.

Sliders have been a part of work platforms...

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Fall Protection: Choosing The Best Option For You

2/13/15 10:00 AM

In September of 2014, OSHA released the list of the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2013-2014 — and for the fourth year in a row, Fall Protection was the number one most frequently cited OSHA incompliance. In 2013 alone, 574 fatalities were directly due to accidental falls.

Inadequate...

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7 Signs You Should Invest in an Industrial Work Platform

4/18/14 4:06 PM

1. You could fall four feet or more

Unless you are in the construction industry, OSHA requires that any time a person could fall four feet or more, railings are required. Do your maintenance or manufacturing processes require upper-level access above four feet? Are permanent rails not a good...

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Two Awesome LinkedIn Groups for Safety and Fall Protection, and One to Avoid

1/24/14 3:14 PM

Last week we talked about OSHA standards related to work platforms. If you are interested in learning more about OSHA and workplace safety, you want to gain insight into industry trends, or you need to ask questions of your fall protection colleagues, LinkedIn is a great place to start.

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