We often have customers ask us to put a lifeline or a guardrail on their roof to protect their employees and contractors. Both lifelines and guardrails can be an effective means to protect people working at height and each has its’ place and purpose. In this article we will be evaluating the criteria and considerations…
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Posted on December 19, 2017
Both employers and employees agree: Fall solutions providers save lives. However, not all fall protection systems are equal. There are a broad range of technologies available for fall prevention, and significant variation between the quality of different providers' solutions.
Posted on December 19, 2017
When most people think about a railing system – like a hand or guardrail – they tend to think of structures that are used to prevent falls. After all, one of the primary uses of these systems has been to prevent falls from height, particularly for preventing workplace injuries.
Posted on November 30, 2017
As you probably already know, OSHA maintains a separate set of standards for construction and non-construction worksites. The reasoning behind this is simple. Construction worksites present a different set of risks than non-construction worksites, so work crews need to use different systems to mitigate those risks effectively.
Posted on November 17, 2017
Competent inspection is the backbone of fall safety. Even the strongest materials and best-designed systems are not dependable if they aren’t properly installed and functioning at their full capacity.
Posted on October 16, 2017
Flexible Life Systems (FLS) is happy to announce that our new headquarters facility is now open for tours. These tours will be guided by the most experienced members of the FLS family, including the general manager, VP of Sales, President, Plant Manager, and Group Marketing Director – just to name a few.
Posted on October 11, 2017
At any company, employee safety is the top priority. However, the stakes are higher for companies in manufacturing, maintenance, and transportation. At these companies, technicians and laborers need to climb and descend often, and the risk of falling increases with hazards, uneven surfaces, and tricky working conditions.
Posted on October 9, 2017
Successfully in use for the past two months, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii Transportation Division’s new mobile, fall arrest system provides employees a safer working environment when performing maintenance on vehicles and equipment above 4 feet.
Posted on September 27, 2017
Rooftops are dangerous places to work. Whether installing solar panels, repairing roof-mounted HVAC systems, or performing routine roof inspections, laborers who work on roofs need adequate fall protection. In the construction industry alone, accidental falls routinely cause at least 250 deaths per year.
Posted on September 8, 2017
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.
Posted on March 10, 2016
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 all C-130 aircraft.
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