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 […]

Video Reinforces Need for Training, Caution on Roofs

As a fall protection consultant, I hate to hear stories of fall fatalities, since I know how preventable most of these accidents are.  But, the stories are even more difficult to hear when they happen to someone who is well trained and highly safety conscious. These stories prove that even when someone takes a personal […]

Pay It Forward: Tornado Safety Tips

With the recent news coverage of the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, it is impossible to ignore the incredible destruction tornadoes can cause. As a board member of the local Red Cross chapter, I wanted to pass along some helpful information about tornado preparedness. The Red Cross is one of many local community boards that our […]

LJB Fall Protection Webinars: Quality Training, Less Time

After providing formal fall protection training for more than 15 years, LJB is launching shorter educational sessions via webinars to minimize the time, travel and cost of training. Considering the pace of change in our world, it’s important for professionals to stay on top of the latest trends, regulations and techniques that impact their work. […]

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, […]

Safe Ladder Use Key to Fall Protection

We see statistics every day, but every once in a while one causes me to think twice.  According to the article “Higher Calling,” more than 500 people go to the hospital for a ladder-related accident every day.  While ladders are a staple in most American garages and many workplaces, this number still seems alarmingly high. […]

More Fall Protection Equipment Doesn’t Equal Better Protection

I recently learned of a market study that indicates significant growth for the North American fall protection equipment market through 2017.  It’s encouraging to think that more workers at height will be protected by this influx of equipment, but more equipment doesn’t necessarily mean safer workers. The research, published by Frost & Sullivan in North […]

LJB Announces Fall Protection Webinar Series

Based on the changing landscape of fall protection standards and related equipment updates, LJB has developed a bimonthly webinar series to help organizations protect their workers at heights.  The remaining topics and schedule for the year are listed below, and you can register by clicking on active links. If you would prefer to be added to our direct […]

ANSI Approves New Standard on Self-Retracting Devices

With the recent acceptance of the ANSI Z359.14 standard, safety professionals will soon have access to detailed guidance on the specification and use of self-retracting devices for fall protection.  The standard, which will be effective and available later this spring, includes information on self-retracting lanyards, self-retracting lanyards with integral rescue capability, and self-retracting lanyards with […]

Weekly Death Toll Provides Motivation

We can look at fall protection statistics and realize that we still don’t have a handle on properly protecting workers at heights.  But, when you see the faces and read the stories of those who have lost their lives due to falls, the problem really hits home. The United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities […]