Thom Kramer Recognized for “Advancing Fall Protection Around the World”

For more than a decade, Thom Kramer has been an active participant and leader of the ANSI/ASSE Z359 Committee on Fall Protection. His tireless efforts to improve the standards and educate organizations on the best ways to apply them has led to receipt of the 2017 Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal. According to ASSE, Kramer […]

Top 5 Reasons to Focus on Fall Protection in 2017

As we turn the calendar to a new year, it’s fitting to make plans for what should be new, improved or different. If safety and risk management matters to you, I highly recommend that you plan to focus on fall protection in 2017. If you’re wondering why, here are five main reasons: OSHA released new […]

Thom Kramer honored as Safety Professional of the Year

When you know you’re making a difference, it’s much easier to be passionate about your work. For Thom Kramer, his passion for fall protection was solidified on the Friday before Memorial Day in 1998. That day, he received a call saying that a horizontal lifeline he helped design saved a worker’s life. The circumstances surrounding […]

New LEED Credit Connects Safety and Sustainability

As we have experienced sustainability transition from an uncommon, specialty concern into a widely accepted expectation for design and construction, LJB’s safety professionals have often wondered, “How can something be considered sustainable if saving human lives isn’t considered?” With the introduction of “Prevention through Design,” to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot […]

LJB Opens Houston Office

On September 2, LJB will open a regional office near Houston, Texas, to better serve our expanding client base in the Gulf Coast and Texas Triangle regions. During the past several years, LJB has applied its specialized knowledge—especially related to tilt-up concrete facility design and fall protection consulting—for organizations in this area of the country. […]

A Renewed Focus on Window Cleaning Safety

New acronym, same goal – to increase safety for window cleaning procedures. It’s one of the most common, yet most challenging aspects of fall protection – since responsibilities lie with both the building owner and the cleaning contractor. What was once referred to as the IWCA I-14.1 committee on window cleaning safety has now been […]

Prevent Falls: National Safety Stand Down This Week

This week, OSHA has organized a safety stand down to raise awareness about fall hazards in construction. Falls are the #1 cause of fatalities in construction and the #4 cause of occupational fatalities overall. In 2012, falls accounted for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded. Those deaths were preventable, and OSHA is inviting all […]

Safety Symposium Aimed at Preventing Fatalities and Supporting Families

When I see that the time, resources, and passion that I’ve invested in fall protection makes a real difference for people, my work becomes very rewarding. In late November, I have the opportunity to share what I’ve learned about fall risk to benefit employers, as well as families who have already experienced loss. The reality […]

Coming this Summer: New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations

Ever since OSHA proposed updates to its 1910 general industry fall protection regulations in May 2010, I have been encouraging people to read the regulatory language and plan for implementation of new rules. If you haven’t already, the time is now. According to the U.S. Government’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs website, the OSHA […]

Introducing Online Competent Person Refresher Training

It’s difficult to retain information if you don’t use it regularly. For this reason, the ANSI Z359 fall protection standards require competent person refresher training at least every two years to stay current with industry requirements. LJB has developed an online self-study course for competent person refresher training to convey important fall protection information in […]