Stay OSHA Complaint with Safety Guard Rails

How to Stay Compliant and Avoid Costly OSHA Fines with Safety Guard Rails

Maintaining a safe workplace environment that is free of fall dangers must be a top priority for industry leaders, managers, and employees alike. It is vitally important that every measure is taken to assure the safety of crew members, others that may have access to the job site, and the general public as well. Implementing workplace safety best practice strategies such as installing OSHA compliant safety devices, like safety guard rails, skylight protection, and harnesses is an essential step. In addition, companies must provide pre-employment and ongoing safety training to keep employees abreast of changes in safety rules and regulations. Lastly, it’s imperative to regularly inspect work areas to ensure compliance with safety rules and make adjustments as needed.

Safety In The News: December 2017

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of December 2017:


‘Tragic trend’: On-the-job deaths at highest level since 2008, BLS reports (Safety+Health)
A total of 5,190 workers died from on-the-job injuries in 2016 – a 7 percent increase from 2015 and the highest number of fatalities since 5,214 workers died in 2008, according to data released Dec. 19 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Roof Fall Protection Systems: Benefits of Portable Guardrails

As a safety manager, each decision you make is critical for ensuring a safe workplace for your employees. You not only need to keep up to date with current OSHA laws, but determine the best methods for keeping your workers safe. One of the best ways to do that is by installing roof fall protection systems, specifically a non-penetrating system.

According to OSHA, "nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day," and thousands of fatalities occur annually. The highest number of fatalities and injuries occur because of falls from heights. OSHA warns that failing to use a roof fall protection system is a major cause of these injuries. They recommend installing a roof railing that meets the specifications laid out in the OSHA guidelines. Having a rooftop fall protection system is not just critical for safety – it’s required by law.

Safety In The News: November 2017

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of November 2017:


Fall Protection: Are You Fully Prepared? (OH&S)
Companies have a constant need to improve the safety of employees and the environment they work in. Supervisors and company leaders understand how quickly accidents can happen in the workplace and how devastating their effects can be.

Safety In The News: October 2017

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of October 2017:


Why you need to be active about passive fall protection in your facility (BIC Magazine)
At the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced its Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. It should have come as no surprise that at the top of that list was “Fall Protection”...

Atwood-Prior, Inc. Joins the Tractel Family

CHASKA, MN (October 23, 2017) – Tractel is pleased to announce that effective November 1, 2017, Atwood-Prior, Inc. has been appointed as the company’s new Western States representatives. Serving the Pacific and Rocky Mountain regions for over 34 years, Atwood-Prior is an experienced manufacturer’s sales representative agency committed to providing its customers with superior customer service and support. Tractel looks forward to the exciting growth opportunities that Atwood-Prior will offer the BlueWater and Fabenco brands.

Tractel Welcomes New General Manager, Lance D. Harry

CHASKA, MN – (June 20, 2017) – Tractel is pleased to announce the appointment of Lance D. Harry, P.E. to the position of General Manager. Mr. Harry will oversee the BlueWater Manufacturing business located in Chaska, MN and the Fabenco business in Houston, TX. Mr. Harry will be responsible for daily operations of the Tractel business including sales, marketing, operations, and engineering activities.