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Roof Work Safety Checklist - Part One

The following information is an OSHA compliant roofing safety checklist and guide to support basic safety measures for workers on rooftops. …

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Skylight Safety Measures - OSHA Requirements

To help ensure that workers do not fall through a skylight, OSHA has clear regulations regarding the rooftop safety measures that are necessary …

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Ontario Ladder Safety Regulations

Misusing ladders or ignoring safety precautions can result in serious injuries or fatalities. When ladders are not secured properly, are slippery or defective, or not used in conjunction with appropriate stabilizers, workers are far more vulnerable to a …

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Building Regulations for Roof Access Hatch

There are a number of safety regulations and building code requirements in Ontario relating to the use of roof access hatches. Hatches must meet the standards required by the National Building Code (Canada) and the Occupational Health and Safety …

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OSHA Fixed Ladder Requirements

By implementing various changes to standards and policies, OSHA hopes to save employers hundreds of millions of dollars every year by preventing fatalities and lost workdays due to injuries related to fixed ladders. Let’s take a look at the key …

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Scaffold hazards and control measures

It’s estimated that over half of all scaffold accidents in Ontario every year are falls. While convenient to use, scaffolds can pose serious risks if proper precautions and working at heights control measures aren’t observed. Considering that …

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Ladder Hazards & Control Measures For Reducing Fall Risk

Despite laws surrounding ladder hazards and control measures, falls from ladders continue to be a leading cause of serious injury and fatality in Ontario workplaces. Unsafe ladder use is among the factors that contribute to fall risk. …

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Working At Height Procedure | Frequently Asked Questions

Having a comprehensive working at height procedure is key to avoiding disastrous fall-related accidents. This article will introduce you to some considerations when codifying your height safety measures. …

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Fall Arrest vs. Fall Restraint—Two Types of Height Safety Systems

What is the main difference between fall arrest vs. fall restraint systems? Fall arrest equipment is designed to stop a fall that has already happened. It is activated after a worker slips, “arresting” their fall in mid-air. On the other hand, fall …

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