Hard hats are one of the most important safety items today’s industrial workers can wear. Mandated by OSHA to be worn on a variety of work sites, they help protect the head from a wide range of hazards. These include flying objects, collision impact, falling debris, electrical shock, and more. Every day, they save lives and prevent injuries on the job. Continue reading
When the subject of aerial lift safety is brought up, many hazards come to mind:
– Stability (wet or uneven terrain, etc.)
– Power lines
– Tip overs
– Trees, bridges and other overhead dangers
– And many more
Here’s another hazard you might not think about often, but is still a significant danger: objects falling from aerial lifts and scissor lifts.
OSHA makes updates to their regulations every year with the objective to continuously improve workplace safety and efficiency. When workplace functions are more efficient, safety is often easier to obtain and hazards are more easily and quickly caught to help prevent accidents from happening. For 2017, OSHA is updating their policies on tracking workplace injuries and illnesses, and the policy on walking-working surfaces and personal fall protection systems to make workplaces safer and more efficient.
How to Cone Off and Taper an Aerial Lift Work Zone
A recent incident on December 13, 2016, made news when a local resident captured a video of improper work zone marking performed by utility workers. Comcast employees failed to properly alert and steer drivers clear of the aerial lift work zone and consider the slippery road conditions, causing a few slide-offs and one minor collision.