Proper Cleaning Technique Extends to Fall Protection PPE

With all the focus on hand-washing, we must remember that our safety equipment also has the potential for contamination and continued spread of the coronavirus and other infectious agents. Just like our hands, equipment should generally be cleaned with soap and water. It doesn’t take special cleansers or sanitizers. In fact, these could actually damage […]

Key Requirements in New ANSI Standards for MEWPs

We’re days away from ANSI’s new standards regarding the design, safe use and training requirements for mobile elevating working platforms (MEWPs) taking effect. March 1 is the big day! Formerly known as aerial work platforms, MEWPs include machines, such as boom lifts, cherry pickers and scissor lifts, that help workers perform tasks at height. ANSI’s […]

Never Underestimate the Risks of a Confined Space

Last month, a high school classmate of mine, and his co-worker, were involved in a fatally tragic, yet totally preventable, accident in a grain elevator—among other hazards, a confined space. I’ve spent my whole life working and doing my part to make sure that family, friends and coworkers are educated about the hazards involved with […]