As a safety manager or CEO, you likely focus the majority of your roof fall protection efforts on reducing fall risks around the edges of a roof. However, there are other rooftop fall risks that warrant attention. Failure to devote attention to these risks can leave employees and visitors at heightened risk for injury. Below is a glimpse of some commonly overlooked rooftop fall hazards and how guardrails can help you keep employees safe and avoid costly OSHA fines.
Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of September 2018:
OSHA Seeks Nominations for Construction Advisory Committee (Safety+Health)
The 15-person committee advises the assistant secretary of labor on construction standards and policy matters. Members are appointed by the secretary of labor and serve staggered two-year terms.
CHASKA, MN – (October 1, 2018) – BlueWater, a division of Tractel, has announced a new nationwide installation service for all of their safety rail systems, as well as for a variety of other fall protection products. Bluewater is a manufacturer of OSHA-compliant rooftop fall protection and this new service goes hand-in-hand with their existing line-up of products.
“We’re thrilled to offer this service to our clients,” said Scott Friedman, General Manager. “After years of designing, manufacturing, and delivering fall protection systems, we noticed a need for a turnkey, professionally managed installation solution. This new service is hassle-free with minimal planning and maximum efficiency.”