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Posts made in December, 2012

OSHA Compliance Creates Rental Opportunities

By on Dec 17, 2012 in Updates |

An article from Vicki Kaskutas and Brad Evanoff highlights the advantage of OSHA’s emphasis on preventing falls in construction to equipment rental companies: Residential construction contractors are being asked to take more responsibility for fall prevention on the jobsite but may not be familiar with many of the newest work platform and fall arrest technologies. Rental businesses can provide an important service by keeping abreast of both the regulations and the newest products. Keeping a variety of fall safety and ‘fall-safe’ products in stock, and promoting their use, can aid your customers with OSHA-compliance issues, save workers from injury or death, and boost your bottom line. Read the rest of the article...

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New Infographic and Article Highlights the Problem of Falls in the Construction Industry

By on Dec 3, 2012 in Updates |

Life Lines, a publication of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund, has published an article and infographic about the dangers of heights in construction. From the article: Working at heights carries risk. About five American construction workers are killed every week by falls from heights, 248 of them in 2011 alone. New data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) show you don’t have to fall very far for the fall to be deadly. In 2011, CFOI began collecting information on the height of fatal falls. In construction, almost half of the fatal falls (48.8 percent) were from 20 feet or less, 14 percent were from ten feet or less and some were even less than six feet. Only 21.8 percent of victims fell from more than 30 feet. If visual learning is more your style, much of the same information can be gleaned from the...

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