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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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Roof Safety Line Step-by-Step Installation

A roof safety line, also known as a lifeline, is typically a horizontal line connected between two points. The line is connected to a lanyard, which is then connected to the harness of a worker. Because it is installed parallel to the surface of the …

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What is a Lone Worker? Minimizing Height Safety Risk

Lone workers can easily find themselves in vulnerable situations. Depending on the nature of the work, specific dangers to lone workers could involve exposure to chemicals or machinery, excessive heat and noise, accidents, and environmental hazards …

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Why Series: Harness Inspection Record Keeping for Controlling Risk

Maintaining safety on construction sites requires the implementation of a comprehensive fall protection program. Elements of the program include educating and training workers on the proper use of equipment, the selection of equipment appropriate to the …

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3 Height Training Requirements for Building Safer Teams

In April 2015, the Ontario government rolled out new legislation affecting height training requirements for employers and workers in the construction industry. Changes were prompted by the alarming number of injurious or fatal falls that were occurring …

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Fall Limiter vs. Self-Retracting Lifeline: What’s the Difference?

When deciding between a fall limiter vs. a self-retracting lifeline (SRL), there are a few things to keep in mind. A simple self-retracting lifeline definition is a fall safety device with a spring loaded line or cable that connects to a worker’s …

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Why Series: Fixed Ladder Fall Protection Requirements

Access ladders have hidden dangers that can lead to severe consequences if fixed ladder fall protection requirements are not met. …

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