Highlights of LJB’s 2018

One of LJB’s secrets to longevity is our ability to evolve. As we stride into 2019, our 53rd year, our evolution continues. In 2018, we opened new offices and expanded existing ones, we celebrated collective and individual accomplishments, we networked and educated at events around the globe, and we had some fun. Most of all, […]

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 […]

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 […]

When Lives are at Stake, Don’t Play the Odds

When planning a trip to Las Vegas, most people know that they’ll be playing the odds. Even though they know the odds aren’t in their favor, they play anyway, hoping to be the lucky one. With its upcoming symposium theme, Don’t Play the Odds, the International Society for Fall Protection (ISFP) is challenging people not […]

LJB Revamps Fall Protection Training Services

During the past several years, the demand for LJB’s fall protection training courses and educational webinars has increased dramatically.  We feel honored that our clients have entrusted us to help with the important work of reducing risk for workers at heights. We’ve received great feedback on our courses, and our clients have asked for new, […]

LJB expertise bolsters Singapore fall protection program

I recently spent a week in Singapore, representing LJB and serving in my role as the president of the International Society for Fall Protection.  I appreciate all the hospitality my hosts showed me during the visit. I was honored to tour a shipyard, a construction site and other locations to observe fall hazards—not unlike what […]

Pre-manufactured Guardrail Systems

Pre-manufactured guardrail systems have been utilized by many of LJB’s clients, as well as specified by LJB for a variety of applications in recent years.  As more of these systems come on the market, it is important to note the limitations for the use of these systems. It is not uncommon to see fall protection […]