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...Read More
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...Read More
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.
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...Read More
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.
OSHA requirements for work platforms can be horribly complex. OSHA 1910.29 applies directly to work platforms, but you have to determine if the platform is a "mobile tubular welded frame scaffold," a "mobile work stand," a "mobile ladder stand," or something else entirely. On top of that, OSHA...Read More