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Safety Tips

Working on a transformer?

Worker safety should be given priority status in any project that involves working at or from considerable heights, for example on a transformer. Even simple slip and fall accidents can assume drastic proportions when the worker is engaged in carrying out repairs or installations a good distance from the ground. When the work is being done at high risk locations like transformers, there is a dual risk of electrical shock causing a fall which results in injuries. Irrespective of [...]

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Fixed Overhead System

Overhead Fall Protection: One Wrong Step And …

Workers in the aviation, oil and gas, transportation, utility and mining industries may not have much in common with one another but there is one challenge these hard working men and women share; the threat of serious injury or death from a fall. Whether their work takes them to the top of a tanker truck or the wing of an aircraft, the outcome of a fall can be equally tragic if these workers aren’t properly protected. Training and experience can help [...]

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Permanent Warning Line System

Construction Safety: It’s Not Always About Employee Safety

  When you encounter warning lines it is important to remember that these are meant to warn employees and the public alike from hazards, particularly falls from elevated surfaces. Warning lines cannot be used to prevent or stop falls unlike guardrails, safety gates, anchor points or horizontal lifelines. The purpose of warning lines is simply to alert everyone that a fall hazard is present. In addition to roofs, warning lines can also be found on roadways and work sites. Ignoring them can [...]

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Grab Bars (for Ladderways & Safety Gates)

Facility Maintenance: Ladders & Ladder Openings

  Workers in manufacturing and commercial facilities face dangers in the workplace every day. Falls are one of the leading causes of injury and death on the job, particularly in the construction and manufacturing sectors. One misstep on an elevated surface can have tragic consequences. Even the most experienced workers aren’t immune from this danger. Fortunately, government regulations are in place to protect employees from these preventable hazards. OSHA requires guardrails, safety gates, and other fall protection systems, of the proper [...]

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3 Important Roof Maintenance Safety Tips

No other part of a building absorbs more punishment than the roof. Whether it’s the snow that accumulates in the winter or the rain and hail that pounds away on it during the spring and summer, a roof gets no relief from the elements. This makes it more susceptible to failure. The best way to avoid issues is to have the roof inspected on a regular basis and perform preventative maintenance when necessary. The only way to do a thorough [...]

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Shipping & Manufacturing Facilities: A Few Safety Tips

Warehouses and manufacturing facilities are, on their best days, structures that function like well-oiled machines. Like most machines, though, there’s always a chance for something to go wrong. When there’s an issue at an industrial facility, the ramifications can be shocking to say the least. In a best case scenario, one only has to worry about a loss of profits. At the worst, one may have to deal with a catastrophic loss of life. That’s why it’s so important to deal [...]

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Why OSHA Is Involved in Workplace Safety

OSHA became law on December 29, 1970, under President Nixon. OSHA enacted laws and standards to protect the safety of men and women in the workplace. In addition to making sure working conditions are acceptable, they also provide training, assistance, outreach and education. This helps to ensure all employers and employees have the tools to be safe while on the job. Their main goal is to reduce workplace hazards with training and systems, such as the fall arrest system. This [...]

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The Anatomy of a Fall

Falls account for the largest percent of all work related injuries, according to OSHA. This type of injury is prevalent no matter what the working conditions, but with higher risk come more severe injuries. Falls also account for the highest percentage of deaths at the workplace. This percentage obviously becomes higher as the risk level for falls go up. This is why OSHA requires some sort of fall protection system in place. Even falls of a short distance can result [...]

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Do Not Overlook the Importance of Fall Protection

Is your fall protection system ready for another year of service? If you are not sure of the condition of your current fall protection system, it is time to enlist in the help of professionals. Here at CAI Safety Systems, we are experts in fall protection. We can easily inspect your current system and evaluate it for any needed repairs or replacements. The importance of a quality fall protection system cannot be overlooked. Your system is what helps keep your [...]

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Tips for Choosing Safety Systems Manufacturer

When your line of work involves a risk for falling, you have an obligation to your employees to keep them safe. Fall safety is an essential part of any high-risk industry, not only for safety, but also for OSHA compliance. Failure to comply can lead to severe consequences, including enormous fines and even the shutdown of your business. As you learn more about fall safety systems, keep the following in mind: Choose a safety system manufacturer you can trust. The [...]

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