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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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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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Rooftop Safety Railing Systems: The Safety Rail 2000 for Rooftops

The Safety Rail 2000 is the most comprehensive rooftop guardrail system on the market today. Nothing comes close to matching the options and features available, and nothing else comes close to meeting the broad safety requirements from all types of …

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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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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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Hatch Protection Equipment: An Integral Part of Rooftop Safety

W.S. Safety is the Canadian Supplier of many rooftop safety products from industrial netting and guardrails to safety gates and warning lines. We want to take this time to tell you about another rooftop safety solution -- roof hatch protection …

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Stealth Rail - The Collapsible Component of the SafetyRail 2000

As the newest component of the SafetyRail 2000, the Stealth Rail has the advantage of joining what is already one of the most dependable guardrail systems available. Known for its temporary or permanent and collapsible design, the SafetyRail 2000 is even …

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Confined Space Rescue Systems for Water Treatment Facilities and Industrial Applications

You never know when you might have an emergency, when you might need dependable confined space rescue systems. On January 22nd, a city worker in Lake Pleasant, Arizona experienced something many of us have experienced: he threw his back out. To …

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Genie SX-180 Telescopic Boom Aerial Work Platform now Carried by W.S. Safety

At W.S. Safety we're excited and proud to now be working with the Genie SX-180 aerial work platform, the largest of its kind in the market. It is well-suited for many applications but we at W.S. Safety we rent it and use it for installing our …

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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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A Roof Guard Rail For Fall Protection Has Specific Requirements

There are very specific rules and regulations set in place by OSHA regarding the use of a roof guard rail. Guard rail systems are of course only one of the many fall protection systems available to employers to keep themselves and their workers …

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For Portable Fall Protection, Trust the AES Raptor

The AES Raptor might be what you are looking for in portable fall protection equipment. Compliant with U.S., British, and Canadian OSHA standards as well as multiple Canadian-wide health and safety regulatory practices the AES Raptor combines its safety …

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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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Rooftop Snow Removal - Keeping it Safe

With the winter weather upon us, it is important to make sure all of your employees are trained for fall protection safety taking into account the swift temperature changes, snow and ice factors and unpredictable conditions that can happen at a worksite …

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Fall Protection Systems for Large Scale Transportation

Maintaining large scale transportation vehicles such as buses, trucks and railcars can be hazardous. As an employer, it is essential to provide the proper fall protection safety equipment to keep your employees safe during routine maintenance and …

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Temporary Rooftop Guardrails - Which One is Right for You

Temporary rooftop guardrails can be used for many different applications in construction and maintenance. A few of these uses include rooftop maintenance, new roof installation, solar panel installation on roofs, HVAC/RTU maintenance and building …

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Water Treatment Facilities Safety System

Prior to entering a confined space, it is absolutely essential to have a work and rescue plan in place. With water treatment facilities - both clean water and waste water - providing durable confined space retrieval equipment that can withstand the …

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Q. Why Are More Companies Choosing Safety Rail 2000?

A. Meets and exceeds numerous USA and Canadian codes for permanent and temporary guardrailing including: OSHA, OBC, CSA, OH&SA, OSHA, CAL OSHA, Alberta OHS, WorkSafeBC, and TSSA variance requirements. Standard Safety Rail 2000 lengths include 3′, …

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Q. What Are Companies Using SafetyRail 2000 For?

A. Companies are using BlueWater SafetyRail 2000 guardrail systems for: Roof Top Fall Protection, Temporary Fall Protection, Roof Edge Protection, Roof Hatches, Skylights, Hazard Barriers, Warehouse Dock Doors, Warehouse Mezzanines, Warehouse Traffic …

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Q Why are companies choosing Safety Rail 2000FG Fiberglass Guardrails?

A. No holes need to be drilled It's 100% portable Meets and Exceeds OSHA Regulations for Fall Protection ... …

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Q. Why are companies choosing Safety Rail 2000 StealthRail?

A. Save money over an engineered lifeline system …

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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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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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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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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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