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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Fall Safety Training - An Employers Responsibility

It has been reported that nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. Due to much of the work being dangerous, the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is much higher than the …

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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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Preventing Workplace Falls - Three Simple Steps

Preventing falls in construction is a continuing matter that all employers attempt to say ahead of. As stated on OSHA's Falls Prevention Campaign webpage, falls can be prevented and lives saved by adopting three simple steps in the …

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Fall Protection Industry January 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 this January. January offered a new year and new OSHA regulations regarding the reporting of …

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Fall Protection System Saves the Day on Better Call Saul

We at W.S. Safety, have been enjoying the new show on AMC's 'Better Call Saul'. Without giving away too many spoilers, on Season 1, Episode 4, 'Hero', there is a great scene that shows us the importance of using proper fall protection equipment and how …

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May 2015 Month In Review

WS Safety month in review - May 2015 As the weather finally started turning nicer this past month construction activity was up and also unfortunately fall accidents and fatalities. It seemed like a particularly bad month for accidents. We are hoping …

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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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3 Height Training Requirements for Building Safer Teams

In April 2015, the Ontario government rolled out new legislation affecting height training requirements for employers and workers in the construction industry. Changes were prompted by the alarming number of injurious or fatal falls that were occurring …

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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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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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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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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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Roof Work Safety Checklist - Part One

The following information is an OSHA compliant roofing safety checklist and guide to support basic safety measures for workers on rooftops. …

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Roof Work Safety Checklist - Part Two

In this article, we will review several other key components to developing a comprehensive and OSHA-compliant roofing safety checklist. …

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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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Skylight Defender Safety Screens

Why should you buy a skylight safety screen? To ensure safety for workers on rooftops, OSHA requires that every skylight on any given rooftop work site has an appropriate safety screen or guardrail to prevent possible falls. …

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Skylight Safety FAQs - Part One

The Skylight Defender safety screen is a must-have to ensure rooftop safety. We have put together a series of the most relevant and frequently asked questions about the Skylight Defender and issues relating to skylight safety. …

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Skylight Safety FAQs - Part Two

The Skylight Defender safety screen is a must-have to ensure rooftop safety. We have put together a series of the most relevant and frequently asked questions about the Skylight Defender and issues relating to skylight safety. …

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Roof Inspection Checklist

Rooftop hazards can range from being relatively mild to being critical with severe consequences. Identifying hazards, cataloguing them and addressing them with professional solutions can be accomplished with an in-depth roof inspection and evaluation by …

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Skylight Fall Protection in Winter

Skylight safety is of paramount importance when considering the risks of working on a rooftop during the winter. Learn about the greatest winter skylight hazards and how to mitigate them. …

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