How Do Recent Changes to the OSHA 1910 Standard for Fall Protection Affect You?

Accidental falls, whether from great heights or on even surfaces, remain one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and deaths. New Federal occupational safety rulings on fall protection systems seek to mitigate the risk of falling and reduce the danger industrial workers expose themselves to when working. OSHA has issued its final ruling on… Read More

Press Feature: FLS C-130 Aircraft Maintenance Platforms

The 145th Maintenance Squadron recently received their long awaited C-130 Isochronal Inspection (ISO) Aircraft Maintenance Platforms at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The stands started arriving May 23rd and were completed June 3rd, 2015. These stands are part of an Air Force-wide mission to replace aircraft maintenance stands for… Read More

FLS Completes Installation of FlexRail Rigid Rail System for Watco

FLS recently designed and installed a FlexRail rigid rail system for the railcar services division of Watco. This customer needed a way for employees to safely access the tops of railcars in the rail shed. By installing the FlexRail system, Watco employees now have safe and hands-free access to the tops of railcars using self… Read More

Advantages of a Rigid Rail Fall Protection System

Rigid Rail fall protection systems increase the safety of employees who work in elevated areas. Airline, energy and recreational companies are several common employers that require their workers to labor at dangerous heights. The security system’s advantages include its cost effectiveness, extra safety features and durability. Cost Effective With a rigid rail fall protection system,… Read More

OSHA Fall Protection Window Cleaning Equipment Safety Standards

Before October 25, 2001, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, was the sole organization responsible for making sure that suspended maintenance service companies followed the proper safety regulations. Window cleaning, caulking and general building surface maintenance are common services provided by suspended maintenance companies. To increase the safety conditions of window washing equipment,… Read More

Maintaining Compliance with OSHA Fall Protection Training Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly referred to as OSHA, is responsible for establishing and enforcing workplace safety regulations on the federal level. Many of these regulations are concerned with the weight limits, capacities and configurations of various types of fall protection equipment. However, the role of education and training is just as vital… Read More

OSHA Requirements for Controlled Access Zones

Controlled access zones are designed to provide added safety for workers in elevated areas of the worksite. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to maintain fall protection safety measures to protect employees in all areas where falls of six feet or more are possible. In areas where guardrails and fall arrest… Read More

OSHA Finds Arizona Fall Protection Laws Unacceptable

If your employees are in danger of suffering serious falls while on the job, a fall protection system inspection may be due. In the event that your fall protection system does not comply with state and federal rules and regulations, it will be time to upgrade. With a new system, you will receive fall protection… Read More

OSHA Guidelines for Fall Arrest and Fall Protection Systems

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for establishing standards and ensuring the safety of American workplaces. The fall protection regulations enforced by OSHA are intended to prevent serious injuries and fatalities due to falls from higher elevations and may constitute a first line of defense for maintenance workers and other individuals… Read More

What ANSI Fall Protection Standards Mean For Your Business

Between 1995 and 2007, workplace fatalities were reduced by 12 percent overall, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, during the same period, fatalities from falls increased by 28 percent. Although many people assume that fatal falls happen in only in certain occupations, such as bridge worker, roofer or power line worker, in reality,… Read More