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Georgia Pacific Fall Protection Project

Lumber & Paper Mill Fall Protection

Fall Safety Solutions for Lumber & Paper Mills

Lumber and paper mills are hot, loud, and dirty environments and the work conducted within them is fast-paced and dangerous. At height work is regularly performed on uneven working surfaces, with large openings over equipment. Addressing fall hazards in these environments requires implementing a comprehensive fall prevention plan which includes the proper mix of fall protection equipment, and employee training. FLS is a turnkey provider of lumber mill fall protection systems that has years of both design and installation experience in the industry. Contact our Fall Protection Specialists today to assess and and correct your particular hazards.

Why Paper and Lumber Mills Turn to FLS for Fall Protection

HAZARD ASSESSMENT & STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Flexible Lifeline Systems fall protection solutions start with evaluating the specific maintenance operations performed and access required. In the case of Energy Industry Fall Protection Systems, navigating the hazards inherent in energy production and delivery, as well of evaluation of the supporting structures is often required.

ENGINEERING & DESIGN

We design without bias and take into account the unique requirements of our customers. Our design team of civil and structural engineers, AutoCAD designers and field engineers produce comprehensive design packages that include detailed drawings, structural steel design and a compliant fall protection solution in accordance with ANSI and OSHA requirements. Additionally, our engineers factor other elements such as local seismic and weather conditions into each design.

FABRICATION & PRODUCTION

To maintain the highest level of quality, every system part and manufactured component is thoroughly inspected, processed and supplied in accordance with our ISO 9001:2015 program.

CONSTRUCTION & INSTALLATION

Our construction and field technicians have decades of experience working around utilities, refineries, dams, oil rigs, and other energy industry related environments enabling us to perform safely and efficiently and complete even the most complicated process in days versus weeks.

USER TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

Flexible Lifeline Systems coordinators, trainers, technicians, and engineers proactively ensure solutions are properly used, serviced, inspected and remain compliant with latest standards and regulations through annual recertification.

Projects

Lumber Mill

West Fraser Case Study

West Fraser is a North American wood products company that operates over 45 manufacturing facilities in the southern United States and Western Canada. Projects included the design, engineering, fabrication, and installation of a range of fall protection solutions including Overhead Cable-based systems, Single Point Anchor, Overhead Beam Trolley and Rigid Rail solutions.

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Georgia Pacific Fall Protection Project

Georgia-Pacific

FLS has been working with Georgia-Pacific for over 10 years with over 45 projects at 12 locations. Solutions have included Vertical and Horizontal Lifeline systems, Industrial, Railcar, Rooftop, and more.

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Roy O' Martin Project

Roy O’Martin

Founded in 1923, Roy O'Martin is a manufacturer of superior wood products and subsidiary of Martin Sustainable Resources. The Corrigan Texas facility manufactures oriented strand board (OSB).

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Osha Regulations for Lumber Mills

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Horizontal Lifeline Systems

  • 1926.502(d): ‘Personal fall arrest systems.’ Personal fall arrest systems and their use shall comply with the provisions set forth below. Effective January 1, 1998, body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system. Note: The use of a body belt in a positioning device system is acceptable and is regulated under paragraph (e) of this section.
  • 1926.502(d)(8): Horizontal lifelines shall be designed, installed, and used, under the supervision of a qualified person, as part of a complete personal fall arrest system, which maintains a safety factor of at least two.
  • 1926.502(d)(9): Lanyards and vertical lifelines shall have  minimum breaking strength of 5,000 pounds (22.2 kN).

Ladders

  • 1926.1053(a)(18): Fixed ladders shall be provided with cages, wells, ladder safety devices, or self-retracting lifelines where the length of climb is less than 24 feet (7.3 m) but the top of the ladder is at a distance greater than 24 feet (7.3 m) above lower levels.
  • 1926.1053(a)(19): Where the total length of a climb equals or exceeds 24 feet (7.3 m), fixed ladders shall be equipped with one of the following:
  • 1926.1053(a)(19)(i): Ladder safety devices; or
  • 1926.1053(a)(19)(ii): Self-retracting lifelines, and rest platforms at intervals not to exceed 150 feet (45.7 m); or
  • 1926.1053(a)(19)(iii): A cage or well, and multiple ladder sections, each ladder section not to exceed 50 feet (15.2 m) in length. Ladder sections shall be offset from adjacent sections, and landing platforms shall be provided at maximum intervals of 50 feet (15.2 m).

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