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Skylight Guardrail systems new pictures

Here are a few great pictures of Safety Rail 2000 we have installed to protect rooftop skylights. The versatility of the rooftop guardrail allows many different types, sizes and configurations to be protected. The Safety Rail 2000 systems meet and exceed …

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Industry February Month In Review

News from W.S. Safety, industry leaders in fall protection safety: The Genie SX-180 Telescopic Boom Aerial Work Platform is now being used by W.S. Safety. We are happy that we can now offer the largest of its kind in the work platform category on the …

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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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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 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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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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Roof Hatch Safety with Guardrails

Roof hatches are present on most non-residential buildings and allow workers easy access to the roof for the maintenance of rooftop equipment and for roof renovations and maintenance. Roof hatches are very convenient but can pose a serious safety risk to …

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Your FabEnCo Experts For The Canadian Market

We at W.S. Safety Technologies were very excited when FabEnCo released their new pallet safety mezzanine gate. Up until they developed this product companies were simply putting together two standard safety gates in a saloon door style configuration. The …

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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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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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Solutions for Your Fixed Platform and Gangway Needs

Fixed platforms and gangways are a great solution when you need to assist in railcar access or transport truck access quickly and safely. Our on-site assessment will allow us to assist you in making the correct choice for your particular application. As …

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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 …

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Fall Protection Industry October Month in Review

As a leader in fall protection services, W.S. Safety keeps a close eye on construction safety industry news. Here are a few highlights that we found newsworthy this October. This month started out with the First Hawkeye safety conference held in …

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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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The Importance of Fall Protection Safety

Fall protection safety is an important measure that needs to be taken when working at heights. When reporting injuries in the work place, studies show falls tend to be the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. It is important …

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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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Rooftop Fall Protection - Staying Safe in the Winter Months

With the long winter still rearing its ugly head for most of us, it is important to keep rooftop safety at the forefront. Maintaining HVAC/RTU units, vents, flags, security cameras in addition to roof and/or skylight repair can be especially difficult …

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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. What is the OSHA requirement?

A. OSHA Reference 29 CFR 1910.23 guarding of floor openings and holes. "(a)(2) Every ladderway floor opening or platform shall be guarded by a standard railing with standard toe-board on all exposed sides (except at entrance to opening), with passage …

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People Falling Through Skylights – An Unnecessary Expense

First and foremost, all rooftop workers should be familiar with the layout of the roof before beginning work. This can prevent falls, fines and serious injuries. When working on a roof equipped with skylights, the main risk of falling through a skylight …

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Understanding Rooftop Safety Requirements in Canada Part 2 - Provincial Requirements

Rooftop safety requirements in Canada are divided by region. Following these requirements can help your company protect an unsafe roof. In our article we published online in June Understanding Rooftop Safety Requirements in Canada - Part 1, we briefly …

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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: 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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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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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 …

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Crossover Ramps and Stairs : Giving Workers Safe Access Over Rooftop Obstacles

Rooftop crossover systems are modular and can include stairs, ladders and ramps. Crossover ramps are an alternative to stairs that allow workers to move around wheeled equipment easily and safely. …

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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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