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  • Fall Protection Experts: Systems Installation Services, Assessments, Consulting, Training
    forms of passive collective and active fall protection to eliminate hazards and prevent falls all of which are OSHA and ANSI compliant They include fall arrest and fall restraint systems such as davit arms systems personal protective equipment PPE and self retracting lanyards SRLs affixed to anchors such as vertical or horizontal fixed track rigid track and cable lifelines swing arms and jib arms guardrails roof hatch covers skylight fall prevention barriers debris and personnel safety nets and hardware including custom design and engineering and fabrication Guardrails and Skylights Guardrail systems installation has long been one of FallProof s strengths We not only provide guardrails including custom engineered configurations but skylight railings screens and covers as well all of which are critically important and often overlooked types of fall safety They provide barriers to reduce fall hazards and prevent injuries and death such as roof hatches and rooftop railings and walkways e g for sloped roofs and safety gates and railings and access platforms e g on loading docks OSHA prefers passive or collective systems because special equipment and training are not needed We also provide rentals Safety Netting Solutions We have installed millions of square feet of personnel fall safety nets and debris containment netting to safeguard employees in elevated work areas of commercial industrial and construction worksites and to protect pedestrians and structures below They prevent construction equipment and tools chunks of concrete and other materials from projecting outward and arrest flying objects that could cause injury or death We also provide netting rentals for short term projects as well as design and engineering for custom net and hardware fabrication Fall Protection Training We have a state of the art training facility in Central New Jersey where OSHA certified classes are held for workers and their supervisors on the topics of Awareness Competent Person and Equipment Inspection The training is hands on with real world examples of climbing apparatuses that give attendees a first hand experience of what is expected of them when working at height including the proper use and operation of equipment as well as real life fall arrest demonstrations and training Attendees will receive a certificate of completion Services and Installation FallProof s strengths extend beyond expert fall protection systems installation to design and engineering such as when a workplace has unique needs or when equipment is not in inventory or otherwise available In addition we provide consulting services to ensure you not only comply with OSHA and ANSI regulations but so you realize maximum productivity and a reduction of worker injuries and workers compensation claims Further we provide equipment inspections and on site safety assessments to help you manage risks and identify evaluate and mitigate fall hazards Industries and Applications Businesses across the country have looked to FallProof to provide their workplaces with turnkey solutions Their industries span far and wide from aviation and aircraft hangars to historic buildings and bridges to manufacturing and distribution energy oil and gas and utilities and sports and

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  • 410 Error: Oh, No! You Reached A Page That Needs Fall Protection!
    Railings Access Platforms Skylight Railings and Screens Request A Quote Safety Netting Debris Netting Hardware Installation Personnel and Fall Protection Netting Rentals Specialty and Industrial Netting Request a Quote Fall Protection Training Awareness Competent Person Equipment Inspection Request a Quote Services Installation Design and Engineering Fall Protection Consulting Fall Protection Equipment Inspection Fall Protection Installation Fall Protection System Certification On Site Fall Protection Survey Industries Applications Aviation Aircraft Hangars Bridges Infrastructure Construction Energy Historical Buildings Manufacturing Distribution Sports and Entertainment Steel Mills Transportation and Trucking Water Utilities On Site Fall Protection Survey Blog Privacy Policy Sitemap Home 410 Error Page Gone Error 410 Page Deleted or Gone Oops You reached a page that could not hang on just like horizontal lifelines that should have been taken out of service Don t worry We specialize in fall protection Thank goodness we offer vertical lifelines so this doesn t happen in the workplace We are grateful it was only a web page that fell off and not something serious caused by someone not conducting equipment inspections We lose sleep thinking about it or that someone might have dozed off during fall protection training OSHA is pretty sticky about that Our inventory includes davit arms for a quick and effective rescue and not everyone is aware that cantilever netting would have helped it from dropping off in the first place the Hudson River gets pretty cold We are rambling here but these concerns keep us up at night just thinking about all of the workplaces without adequate fall protection In the meantime these links might help you get back to where you thought you were going Home Fall Protection Systems Guardrails Skylights Safety Netting Services Installation Oh and then there is a plethora of information in our blog posts Don t be shy

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  • Vertical Lifelines: The Ups and Downs
    On the insides or outsides of buildings On water towers On TV or radio towers On fire lookout towers On silos and bulk storage towers On utility poles and towers There are several different kinds of vertical lifelines They all have one thing in common Each type of system allows the worker to safely climb up and down the entire length without having to disconnect their safety harness and reattach it to a new anchor point Cable Lifelines A vertical cable lifeline consists of a taut steel cable that is attached to anchor points at the top and bottom The cable runs alongside or along the center of the ladder A trolley device called a rope grab or fall arrester runs up and down the cable When a worker uses the ladder they attach a carabiner on the fall arrester to a D ring on their safety harness As they climb up or down the arrester travels with them along the cable If the worker falls the arrester instantly locks up on the cable and arrests or stops their downward movement Track Lifelines A vertical track lifeline works in much the same way In this type of fall arrest system a steel track is attached to the rungs with clamps so that it runs up and down the center of the ladder The track holds a braking fall arrester with a carabiner attached to it Again the worker clips the carabiner to the D ring on their safety harness and the fall arrester travels with them along the vertical track as they move up or down If the worker falls the arrester immediately locks up on the track and stops their downward movement Vertical Self Retracting Lifelines A Self Retracting Lifeline SRL system is the best option when a vertical track or cable system can t be installed A single point anchor is attached to the roof at the top of the ladder and an SRL is attached to the anchor The worker attaches the SRL to their body harness and the SRL either retracts or lets out like a seat belt as they move up or down If they fall the SRL locks up and arrests their fall A vertical SRL used as a lifeline usually includes a tagline The SRL is connected to the anchor point and a thin rope is attached to the carabiner on the SRL This rope hangs down to the bottom of the ladder When workers need to utilize the SRL they use the tagline to pull the carabiner on the SRL down to the floor or ground level and attach it to the D ring on their harness This prevents the user from having to climb up and be at risk before being connected Vertical SRLs can also be used in industrial facilities such as on the tops of large food processing or chemical vats An SRL with a single point anchor can be installed at the top of a vat along an

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  • Recent FallProof Projects - May 2015
    Protection Survey Blog Privacy Policy Sitemap Home Blog Recent FallProof Projects May 2015 Browse By Topic Fall Protection Basics Fall Protection Equipment FallProof Projects Guardrails Industry Specific Solutions Netting Solutions OSHA and ANSI Rescue Rooftops Safety Training Recent FallProof Projects May 2015 May 11 2015 10 56 am by Ray Nardo Large Horizontal Perimeter Personnel Safety Net System FallProof recently partnered with a large general contractor to provide a personnel safety net system for a high rise construction project in Long Island City NY The building was intricately designed with many levels and tiers which created multiple attachment points for the safety netting outrigger poles As a result the safety netting needed to be installed in different configurations on different floors of the building Working closely with the contractor s foreman and with our third party engineer our netting experts designed a custom solution and provided the materials for a complete turnkey netting system We supplied engineered drawings that identified 150 attachment points at various levels of the building and supplied 100 slabgrabber clamps 50 bolt down clamps and 150 outrigger poles In addition we supplied 1500 linear feet of personnel safety and debris netting One of our on site technicians was available on an as needed basis to train and work with the contractor s employees to ensure that installation of the netting system was done properly as per the specifications in the drawings Motorized Fall Protection Swing Jib Installation As a repeat customer this major U S based industrial manufacturer contracted with us again to install four 16 swing jibs Each of the four motorized units operated independently and featured a remote controlled pendent The units were rated for one user each and were installed at two different loading bays to allow shippers to strap products onto flatbed

    Original URL path: https://www.fallproof.com/blog/recent-fallproof-projects-may-2015/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Debris Netting Installation for the Historic Comstock Bridge
    Manufacturing Distribution Sports and Entertainment Steel Mills Transportation and Trucking Water Utilities On Site Fall Protection Survey Blog Privacy Policy Sitemap Home Blog Debris Netting Installation for the Historic Comstock Bridge Browse By Topic Fall Protection Basics Fall Protection Equipment FallProof Projects Guardrails Industry Specific Solutions Netting Solutions OSHA and ANSI Rescue Rooftops Safety Training Debris Netting Installation for the Historic Comstock Bridge April 29 2015 3 36 pm by Ray Nardo In a previous article we talked about FallProof System s recent work on the Pulaski Skyway As part of the New Jersey Department of Transportation s 1 8 billion renovation project FallProof installed a custom debris netting solution to help road workers remove a section of the skyway s old roadway Today we ll take a look at another historic renovation project where FallProof provided a debris netting solution As we explained in the previous article FallProof uses Roc Bloc a special nylon netting that is strong enough to catch and hold large chunks of wood or concrete A fine mesh debris liner is placed inside the netting to catch small objects such as nails screws bolts splinters or tiny chunks of wood concrete or plaster which might otherwise fall through the spaces in the net weave The Comstock Covered Bridge Renovation The Comstock Bridge spans the Salmon River on Route 16 near East Hampton Connecticut It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only three remaining covered bridges left in the state Built in 1840 the builders used a then new design called the Howe Truss which combined vertical iron rods and diagonal timbers in the support frame The Howe Truss design later became a staple of railroad bridges in the 19th century But even the best built structures don t last forever After 170 years of use the Comstock Bridge had fallen into disrepair In 2010 the Connecticut Department of Transportation decided to renovate the historic structure Their plan was to dismantle the bridge and completely rebuild it using as much of the original material as possible in its reconstruction Prior to the dismantling the Connecticut DOT hired FallProof Systems to install netting underneath the span to catch falling pieces of wood and other debris The Connecticut DOT was especially worried about the old iron nails used in the original construction These nails had been made in the 1840s using arsenic If they fell into the river below the nails had the potential to pollute the water and poison fish or animals The existing bridge did not have a lot of structural strength in the girders that run underneath it But in 2007 steel girders and poured concrete posts were installed under the span as a temporary measure to keep it from collapsing FallProof s engineers designed and installed a cantilevered bridge netting system Outrigger arms were attached to the steel girders on both sides of the structure using steel brackets Debris netting was then installed by stretching it underneath

    Original URL path: https://www.fallproof.com/blog/debris-netting-installation-for-the-historic-comstock-bridge/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Debris Netting on the Pulaski Skyway
    and rail yards At Tonnelle Circle Routes 1 and 9 exit into Jersey City and the skyway continues as Route 139 through the Hoboken Viaduct The skyway ends at Bergen Hill in Newark but 139 continues eastbound for several miles and connects to the Holland Tunnel In effect the NJDOT and its contractors are rebuilding the skyway from the inside out The skyway gets so much traffic that closing it down entirely during the renovation would not be practical Before the renovation the skyway handled about 74 000 cars per day So the construction workers have been tearing out and replacing roadways on alternating lanes on the skyway while traffic continues on the unaffected lanes On Phase 2 of the project replacing the roadway on the Hoboken Viaduct the NJDOT faced a problem The viaduct is a split level roadway The elevated upper roadway provides motorists with access to Jersey City streets The lower roadway which runs directly underneath the upper roadway 15 feet below ground level carries Route 139 s traffic between the skyway s main bridge and the Holland Tunnel The NJDOT needed a way to replace the viaduct s upper roadway without closing or affecting traffic on the roadway below If any chunks of concrete fell on the lower roadway while the upper roadway was being demolished the entire lower roadway might have to be closed for cleanup or as a traffic safety hazard A Custom Bridge Netting Solution For the Hoboken Viaduct project FallProof s engineers designed a custom netting solution They looked at the original 1927 architectural drawings of the skyway and took measurements of the viaduct s various sections from those plans The area to be covered by debris netting under the upper roadway was about a half mile in length four lanes of traffic in width and contained six non perpendicular intersections where the underlying support structure was at an angle to the rest of the roadway All the netting would be attached to girders and crossbeams on the viaduct s underside Before the project phase began FallProof s engineers created detailed drawings showing the size and shape of each net and where and how the nets would be placed on the viaduct s understructure Once these drawings were approved by both the contractor and the NJDOT the measurements were field verified by construction workers on the viaduct itself On bridge renovation projects FallProof uses Roc Bloc a special kind of nylon netting that is strong enough to catch and hold large chunks of concrete A fine mesh debris liner is placed inside this nylon net to catch small pieces of debris such as bolts nails screws or tiny chunks of concrete and plaster that might fall through the spaces between the weave of the netting underneath it Challenges and Logistics The custom solution for the Hoboken Viaduct had to overcome several challenges First since the workers on the upper roadway would only be demolishing one lane at a time the debris netting

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  • Forming A Safety Committee: Part 2 of 2
    Leadership experience such as your Safety Director and should include one or two managers plus a good cross section of workers from all company levels and shifts Depending on the size of your organization your working group should have at least three workers but no more than a dozen Typically the smaller the team the more effective it will be You shouldn t form a safety committee just for the sake of having one at your company The first thing the group should do upon its formation is to craft a mission statement that clearly defines it functions and an outline of specific member duties Measurable and achievable goals and objectives for creating and promoting a safe work environment should be outlined Both short term and long term goals should be set according to the specific needs of your company your employees and the work environments you handle It also helps to review your goals every few months or so to see how well you ve accomplished them The full group should meet at least quarterly if not monthly It should have clear meeting agendas and all members should be required to attend all meetings The meeting should take minutes about the issues discussed and these minutes should be typed up and distributed to all your employees after the meeting Executive Support Executives must be willing to give the committee the independence it needs to carry out its duties without interference from upper management The committee should have the authority to establish and enforce procedures at your company and to make daily on the spot decisions about how to deal with hazards For example if a member decides that a work area is too hazardous i e the weather is too icy too rainy or too windy for rooftop work to proceed they should have the authority to call off work for that day Executives should cooperate with the committee but not control it The members shouldn t have to check with upper management over every decision they make Executives should accept decisions regarding worker safety and not try to overrule them Again the primary purpose of this group is to give workers the opportunity to participate in the company s safety culture If they get the idea that upper management is holding the strings they will be reluctant to report problems and issues for fear they could be fired or disciplined for doing so Also workers will be more reluctant to follow established procedures especially if they feel that upper management is only using the committee to control them or to spy on them A Full Time Commitment To Safety Executives should not see the safety committee as an extra curricular activity They should give it the funding it needs to do its duties and give its members time during work hours to conduct inspections interview workers and write reports If members need additional training i e Competent Person training for fall protection in order to identify hazards understand

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  • Forming A Safety Committee: Part 1 of 2
    maintaining your company s fall protection plan It should be responsible for addressing employee issues concerning fall safety eliminating fall hazards on the job and ensuring that everyone gets the right fall protection equipment and training for their work environments and duties Who Should Be On It A safety committee should be a worker focused group One of its main purposes is to give lower level employees an opportunity to provide input on their concerns When your workers know that executives and management are listening to and interacting with them to resolve issues they will be more willing to follow the resulting policies procedures and practices The committee should be led an executive with Team Leadership experience preferably your Safety Director It should include one or two managers and three or more workers Ideally it should have a good cross section of employees from all company levels and shifts If your business has several locations you might want to think seriously about starting a group at each location On a side note the panel should include someone from your accounting and budget office who will be able to advise the members on available financing and budget restrictions for buying new equipment In terms of fall protection the leader or other senior member should be trained and qualified as a Competent Person At the very least the workers on the committee should be qualified as Authorized Users of fall protection equipment But if your employees use fall protection equipment on a daily basis we highly recommended that all members of the group should undergo training and be qualified as Competent Persons Why Because OSHA regulations state that businesses who have workers at heights are required by law to have a fall protection plan and that this plan must be prepared by a qualified person Members who have trained as Competent Persons will be qualified to create and maintain effective fall protection procedures for your business They will be more familiar with OSHA regulations and better able to identify and eliminate fall hazards and or potential OSHA violations in the workplace Needless to say the members should also undergo any other types of training necessary for them to understand and address safety issues at your facility Training gives your team members the expertise they need to ensure that your procedures are effective and that your program is successful What Should The Committee Do As mentioned a committee should be responsible for developing and maintaining your company s fall protection plan and any other safety procedures that your employees must follow These plans and procedures should be developed as written programs and should be occasionally reviewed and updated to reflect changes in fall equipment work environments company goals etc The group should be responsible for notifying employees of new procedures and of changes to existing procedures They should conduct regular worker safety talks and encourage your employees to follow safety practices on a daily basis Also they should have the authority to enforce

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