Safety

Fall Protection: Leading Edge Hazards

Imagine this: one of your workers is working on a high platform. They are well-trained and equipped with fall-protection, and you’re confident in the precautions taken for their safety. Then the worst happens: they fall. Their fall protection should go into action, stopping their fall, but the lanyard holding them up hits the edge they […]

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The Importance of a Solid Lockout Tagout Program

Electricity powers almost everything around us. While it’s capable of incredible benefits, electricity is also capable of causing great harm.  Over the years, various safety standards have been developed to help protect workers from the risks of working with electrical equipment. Controlling hazardous elements is essential to workplace safety, and one of OSHA’s focuses. The […]

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Tackle the Winter Season with SNO-PLOW® Ice Melt

Winter has already descended on the region, with multiple days of snowfall under our belts and much more predicted over the next several months. Whether you love or loathe the cold temperatures and wintry precipitation, it’s something you need to manage. The great news is that French Gerleman now has a hard-working new addition to […]

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Keeping Your Hands Safe on the Job

A safety glove’s design can help prevent hazards including cuts, chemical burns, abrasion, crushing or contact with bio-hazards.  No matter what kind of work you do, you must be equipped with the appropriate tools to help you efficiently and safely perform your job. Safety Gloves Can Protect You from Hazards Safety gloves can protect you […]

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Does Your Facility Meet OSHA Standards for Workplace Emergency Alarm Systems?

Employee safety has evolved and improved over the years.  A century ago there were numerous recorded incidents of workplace injuries and deaths.  Enacted in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act defined employers’ responsibility to maintain a safe workplace.  Today, one way an employer can provide a safe environment is with employee alarm systems to […]

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Verifying the Absence of Voltage Before Servicing Electrical Equipment

When dealing with electrical equipment, there are certain safety precautions with which workers must comply. One of these is performing a voltage verification test to ensure no voltage is present before equipment is serviced. Absence of voltage tests (AVT) are necessary for the safety of workers, but they can be time-consuming.  Once installed, Panduit’s VeriSafe […]

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Using Industrial Barriers to Segregate Pedestrians from Danger

While there are many uses for industrial barriers, one of the most important is segregating pedestrians from dangerous equipment, such as forklifts or vehicles. Industrial safety barriers are a useful tool to protect workers, guests, equipment and product. Industrial barriers can mark and defend traffic routes, providing visual guidance for drivers. Conversely, barriers also define […]

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OSHA’s New Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces

Slip, trip and fall hazards are the leading cause of worker deaths and lost-workday injuries. However, the existing OSHA standards had not been updated since 1971. OSHA now has a final rule for walking-working surfaces to improve worker safety and bring the standard up to date with the latest technological advancements.

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The Responsibilities of Authorized, Competent and Qualified Persons

Like those in any field with its own esoteric language, we in fall protection often take for granted that when we use a term, everyone else knows what we are talking about. For example, if I said, “For that Fall Arrest application, you’ll need an SRL-LE – and make sure the shock-absorber is attached to […]

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Show Your Workers You Care About Their Safety This Winter

In the Midwest, it’s never too early to start thinking about winter safety. The upcoming drop in temperatures can cause safety issues for your workers and potential damage to your equipment. Making sure workers are properly equipped and educated in safety precautions to take during cold weather can help reduce accidents and keep your jobsite […]

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