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Worker Falls Through Skylight Alert

Alert: Worker Falls Through Skylight Issued: November 2000 Content last reviewed: January 2012 PDF Version [136 Kb / 1 page | Download Adobe Reader] Disclaimer: This resource has been prepared to help the workplace parties understand some of …

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Fall Protection Industry May Month In Review

In May, as the weather continued to warm and the construction industry continued to grow, W.S. Safety Technologies is gearing up on some exciting projects we look forward to sharing with you soon. In the meantime, here is some news from the safety and …

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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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Customized Solutions for Your Fall Protection Needs

If you are in need of a customized fall protection system, W.S. Safety Technologies has the ability and knowledge to create one for your specific solution. Always keeping in mind the health and safety of your employees and paying attention to OHSA …

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Fall Protection Industry December Month in Review

Every month, we at W.S. Safety like to share construction safety related news from around the globe. Here are a few highlights that we found newsworthy from December. News from the construction safety industry: In early December, the Considerate …

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Horizontal Lifelines for Pipe Rack Safety

While working at heights on a construction site can be dangerous, there are many OSHA safety regulations an employer must provide to their employees regarding equipment that will keep them safe. This is especial true when working on pipe racks. One of …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Temporary Safety Guardrails: An Integral Part of Rooftop Safety

Construction work is by nature temporary, so it only makes sense that site employers utilize temporary guardrail systems at work sites. As anyone in the business knows, it is important to provide a comprehensive, secure fall protection system to ensure …

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The New Safest Safety Gate

As a safety equipment supplier, we aim to stay on top of all the latest products and information for safety products, especially in fall protection equipment and safety awareness. We exist to help your workplace become as safe as possible.We are excited …

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