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Skylight Fall Protection Guardrails: A Solution to a Real Hazard

Rooftop skylights are an often overlooked rooftop hazard due to the false sense of security they provide. The problem arises when personnel have to access the roof for maintenance or inspection purposes and may happen to travel unsafely near or around …

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Fall Safety Training-What the Ministry of Labour Looks for on a Job Site

A great way to know how you need to update your fall safety training is by knowing what the Ministry of Labour will be looking for when they visit a job site. This helpful video will not only show you what the representative will look for, but will …

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OSHA Safety Gates: A Comparison of Two Self-Closing Options

This article highlights the features of our most trusted safety swing gates. Read on to learn more about FabEnCo's industrial safety gates and BlueWater self-closing safety gate to see which of these OSHA safety gates is right for your …

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Roof Fall Protection Systems by Bluewater Mfg.

Bluewater Mfg. clearly and concisely describes their roof fall protection systems in this helpful video. Their products exceed industry standards, come in a variety of product options all while providing dependable safety. Learn here about Bluewater …

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The Guard Dog Safety Gate by Bluewater Mfg Inc.

Watch this informative video about Bluewater Mfg.'s guard dog safety gate. It will walk you through its easy installation as well as describe its flexibility in the workplace. The guard dog safety gate comes in 3 standard colors with custom color …

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Self Closing Industrial Safety Gates by FabEnCo Distributed by W.S. Safety Technologies

Self closing industrial safety gates play an important part in rooftop, construction and workplace safety. Watch this informative video about theFabEnCo self closing industrial safety gate. …

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BlueWater Ladder Defender for Roof Ladder Safety

W.S. Safety is now carrying one of BlueWater Mfg.'s newest products, the Ladder Defender. Creating a controlled zone around a ladder it allows safe egress and ingress to and from a ladder exit and entry point. The product's unique finishing …

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Fall Protection Industry March Month In Review

News from W.S. Safety, industry leaders in fall protection systems: We've seen a real increase in business over this past month as the snow gradually thaws and customers are back on rooftops, doing maintenance, etc., and workers are being exposed …

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The High Costs of Not Working Safely - Analysis of Ontario Ministry of Labor Construction Safety Report

W.S. Safety is a leading provider of fall protection systems and once again displays its leadership with an astute report on the Ontario Ministry of Labor's Construction Safety Report. "In a competitive marketplace with often tight margins, …

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Fall Protection Regulation General Requirements

Understanding fall protection regulations is an important part of a safety plan for industrial work environments - do you know what's required in yours? …

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Complete Roof Safety System Includes Proper Equipment Use

A proper roof safety system has many elements to be considered and it is important to make sure your workers use equipment how it is intended to be used to avoid accident and injury. One accident that can occur is called "Bottoming Out". It …

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Fall Arrest Netting Saves Lives - Rules For Proper Use

Last month in the Hinckley Times a 45 year old construction worker was reported to have fallen off of a roof after being hit by a pallet that was in motion. Luckily the site had fall arrest equipment in place which arrested the man's fall and he …

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Fall Protection Industry June Month In Review

Every month, we at W.S. Safety like to share construction safety related news from around the globe and occasionally our own news as well. Here are a few highlights that we found newsworthy this June. News from the construction safety …

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Teach Workers to Use Fall Protection Systems With Training Trailers

We designed our fall protection training trailers as a method to conduct on-site training sessions with a real fall protection demonstration as part of the training. This has proven incredibly valuable to teach our customers and their teams about fall …

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BlueWater Manufacturing Products In Canada

W.S. Safety is a proud Canadian partner of US-based BlueWater Manufacturing, a leading fall protection equipment specialist. BlueWater Mfg specializes in solving fall protection issues using a passive fall protection guardrail system. The Safety Rail …

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Fall Protection Industry July Month In Review

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 …

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Supervisor & Employer Obligations for Fall Protection Safety

If you're a Canadian construction business a great resource of information on fall safety and protection is the Ontario Ministry of Labour's website. Considering that falls are the number one cause of critical injuries and deaths of workers at …

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Fall Protection Industry September Month in Review

Every month at W.S. Safety, we like to gather and share construction safety related news. Here are a few highlights for the month of September. News from the construction safety industry: OSHA announced in September their final ruling on reporting …

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The Importance of Rooftop Warning Lines

While warning lines do not take the place of fall protection equipment they can help create a safer environment when used together on rooftops. According to OSHA, a warning line system consists of ropes, wires or chains and supporting stanchions which …

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Fall Protection Industry November Month in Review

W.S. Safety, a leader in fall protection equipment, keeps a close eye on construction safety industry news throughout the month. Here are a few highlights that we found newsworthy this November. Early this month OSHA announced a partnership with …

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Understanding Rooftop Safety Requirements in Canada - Part 1

You have a list of daily tasks. As an Operations Manager, Business Owner, Project Manager or Consultant this keeps you busy. On top of that, you have fall protection regulations and other such requirements to follow. This may seem like a lot, but when …

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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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Controlled Access Zone OSHA Requirements

A controlled access zone is a safety measure for workers at heights where guardrails or fall arrest equipment are not able to be used. OSHA requires employers to implement fall protection measures for employees working at heights of six feet or more... …

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