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  • The Small Business Owners Guide To OSHA Fall Protection Training in 2016 - Certex USA
    plan and provide are mostly the responsibility of owners and managers The third part training requires that at risk workers take fall protection courses and obtain proper rigging certification All workers six feet or more above the lower levels of a building are considered at risk for serious injury or worse That s why OSHA has decided that employers are responsible for providing the equipment needed to keep workers safe which includes crucial safety gear like ladders scaffolds and slings There can be no doubt that these efforts save lives Worker injury and illness is down to historic levels in recent years Between 1972 and 2011 worker injury incidents dropped from 10 9 per 100 workers to just 3 4 per 100 To that end OSHA s small business handbook says OSHA believes that providing workers with a safe workplace is central to their ability to enjoy health security and the opportunity to achieve the American dream Your Guide To OSHA Fall Protection Training in 2016 According to OSHA s official requirements fall protection must be provided to workers at elevations of four feet in general industry environments five feet in shipyards six feet in construction and eight feet in longshoring job sites If you re an employer one of the best ways to protect both your business and your workers is to find a trusted third party training service and fast It s your responsibility to comply with all OSHA requirements ANSI Z359 2 standards and CSA regulations Cutting corners not only exposes your business to huge financial liability but even worse it puts your employees in harm s way To give employees the best possible protection invest in experts that can provide both the equipment and training they need at the same time The best training companies not

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  • Scott Charters, Author at Certex USA
    by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA However not all of them recognize the importance of having the right read more Read Post No Comments Have Questions About Rigging Certification for Your Industry Get Your Answers Here By Scott Charters in General on November 3 2015 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA sets the standards for all industries in the U S to ensure that everyone stays safe on the job They take a three pronged approach to helping prevent on the job hazards which is to plan provide read more Read Post No Comments The Safe and Efficient Benefits of Round Slings By Scott Charters in CARGO CONTROL Safety Training on September 1 2015 For construction workers avoiding being struck by objects is one of the most preventable risks of the job if done correctly One of the ways to do so is properly ensuring that material cargo or products being moved are done read more Read Post No Comments Falls Trips And Slips Preventing Injury In The Workplace By Scott Charters in Safety Training on August 24 2015 Where would we be without the construction industry Thanks to hardworking people from all walks of life we

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  • Safety Training Archives - Certex USA
    Efficient Benefits of Round Slings By Scott Charters in CARGO CONTROL Safety Training on September 1 2015 For construction workers avoiding being struck by objects is one of the most preventable risks of the job if done correctly One of the ways to do so is properly ensuring that material cargo or products being moved are done read more Read Post No Comments Falls Trips And Slips Preventing Injury In The Workplace By Scott Charters in Safety Training on August 24 2015 Where would we be without the construction industry Thanks to hardworking people from all walks of life we re fortunate to have well paved roads new bridges and filled in potholes to greet us every day and make our lives easier It s no read more Read Post No Comments Safe Practices for Construction Sites By Blog Manager in Safety Training on March 25 2015 Safety training is an important part of any job but it is especially crucial in dangerous occupations like construction Construction safety training involves the discussion of many different hazards and how to avoid them from proper crane service and use read more Read Post No Comments Industries Served Mining Aero Space On shore

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  • Don't Know Slings from Hoists? Learn These Essential Rigging Supplies Terms - Certex USA
    designed to hold thousands of pounds Not all wire ropes are the same though Single size ropes include wires of the same size all wrapped around one another but ropes that contain wires of varying thicknesses are often capable of holding larger weights The thickness of the wires isn t all that determines how much they can hold In order to find the right ropes for different applications you ll also need to consider the finish wire grades and strand constructions of each rope Slings In order to move cargo safely rigging equipment requires that you have the correct slings in place to move these heavy objects There are a number of different sling types including single two three and four leg slings and endless slings Web slings are fairly common among rigging supplies because they can stretch out to hold oversized cargo For example in order to determine which web slings you need make sure that you know the load capacity of what your machinery will carry whether it be steel beams or heavy crates Hoists and Clamps How do you hook the ropes and slings together In short make sure you have the right hoists and clamps Like the above supplies hoists have different load capacities and their construction will depend largely upon their intended use Do your research first before choosing a hoist or clamp for your cranes and rigging equipment Safety Gear In addition to rigging supplies designed for machinery there are a number of other pieces of safety equipment that your employees might need Make sure that everyone who is working up high has the right fall arrest or safety equipment These pieces can include general fall arrest equipment like nets or personal fall arrest such as lifelines The anchorage for a single tie off

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  • General Archives - Certex USA
    ensure that everyone stays safe on the job They take a three pronged approach to helping prevent on the job hazards which is to plan provide read more Read Post No Comments Don t Neglect Safety During Summer Construction By Scott Charters in General on June 26 2015 It s summer That s all well and good but that doesn t mean construction projects come to a halt Summer weather with high temperatures and sticky uncomfortable humidity can present its fair share of challenges during the construction and building process read more Read Post No Comments Three Most Important Safety Tips For Construction Workers By Blog Manager in General on January 6 2015 Everyone working in construction and or shipyards knows that safety is absolutely critical Things like fall protection training and quality lifting slings easily save lives In order to keep construction sites as safe as possible workers and management alike need to read more Read Post No Comments Three Precautions Construction Workers Should Take This Winter By Blog Manager in General on January 6 2015 Construction safety training including OSHA training and courses teaching familiarity with safety equipment competent person training is extremely important Construction workers and project

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  • Have Questions About Rigging Certification for Your Industry? Get Your Answers Here - Certex USA
    especially need to have qualified riggers on their teams They might also be masons millwrights boilermakers or work in other mechanical industries No matter how they will use this equipment all should undergo some form of crane training and have a clear understanding of the best practices for rigging What responsibilities do riggers have Rigging isn t only about hooking an object to a crane A qualified rigger needs to be able to assess the type of equipment needed for a job and the capacity of the load that that equipment can handle They may hook unhook or guide a load and they may even operate the machinery needed to move it According to OSHA guidelines however a rigger doesn t necessarily need to perform all of these job duties in order to be considered a qualified rigger What kind of training does a rigger need OSHA requires anyone working with rigging equipment to be qualified to do so whether that be through on the job training certification or through years of experience Because every load that requires rigging has its own specifications for hooking unhooking and guiding it safely Oftentimes employers may choose to have their employees trained through a rigging certification program Rigging certification may come through training programs where participants must be able to demonstrate their knowledge on both written tests and in a practical environment For instance they may need to study the different types of lifting slings on such equipment endless single two three and four leg They must also know about how much weight an anchorage must support 5 000 pounds for a single tie off point for one individual if they are working up high Because proper rigging and the use of lifting gear requires engineering knowledge to ensure everyone s safety it

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  • The Safe and Efficient Benefits of Round Slings - Certex USA
    distinguishable but don t forget to inspect and double check the condition of all rigging supplies before use 2 Durability One of the reasons some people prefer chain slings is to avoid the natural wear and tear associated with polyester However one of the greatest benefits of quality round slings is that the never ending design allows for new wear points on every lift Meaning the same spot doesn t get constantly wore down from use Many lifting equipment retailers also offer protective sleeves to cover round slings with in order to increase the longevity of the product 3 Proper Use It goes without saying but safety when using lifting equipment hinges on using it the right way There should be no knots or joining of two slings together The load should be centrally secured as to avoid tipping chemicals and potentially damaging materials should be kept away and it is imperative to make sure your equipment is inspected regularly OSHA consistently conducts random inspections at construction sites across the country but fear of fines should not be your motivating factor Keeping your employees healthy and safe has obvious immediate benefits as well as a long term reputation boost Share

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  • CARGO CONTROL Archives - Certex USA
    if done correctly One of the ways to do so is properly ensuring that material cargo or products being moved are done read more Read Post No Comments Industries Served Mining Aero Space On shore and Off shore Oil Construction Utilities Categories Categories Select Category CARGO CONTROL 1 General 8 Safety Training 4 SPECIALITY ROPE 1 Archives Archives Select Month December 2015 1 November 2015 2 September 2015 1 August

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