Standards for Guardrail and Handrail Systems
When it comes to guardrails and handrails there are certain standards that must be applied. According to OSHA regulations, a railing is required when working at 4 inches or more. OSHA 1910.23(c)(1) Every open-sided floor or platform 4 feet or more above
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.
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.
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
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
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