Fall Protection Industry July Month In Review

08 / 04 / 2014 | Industry News | Ryan Michels

As a leader in fall protection services, W.S. Safety keeps a beat on construction safety industry news. Here are a few highlights that we found newsworthy this July.

News from the construction safety industry:

A worker in Georgia was cited by OSHA for three repeat and one serious safety violations following inspections at two work sites. These work sites included employees that were performing roofing work without fall protection. The proposed penalties amount to $83,930 in total. W.S. Safety works with our customers to ensure they are in compliance with local regulations to avoid such penalties. Read the full story here.

This is always the hardest news to report. A Nevada man died after falling through a skylight at the Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center where he worked. Skylight protection is paramount to keeping workers safe at height. Read the full story here.

The right training is just as important as getting the right fall protection equipment and systems in place. Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall protection equipment, has announced the grand opening of their New Fall Protection Training Centre in Winnellie, Northern Territory. Capital Safety has invested in the 550 square-metre all weather training facility in order to make it the most modern training facility around. W.S. Safety is a Canadian distributor of Capital Safety products. Read the full story here.

We specialize in fall protection safety for the commercial construction industry. It’s important to remember, however, that fall protection measures should always be taken even for non-commercial endeavors. Sadly, a Cochran man died from a simple ladder fall. Always protect yourself when you are working at height. Read the full story here.

About the author

Ryan Michels Ryan has been involved in the design and installation of custom fall protection systems with W.S. Safety Technologies since 2005. Ryan is a specialist in the different types of products, applications, and regulatory codes governing proper design and use of fall protection systems.

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