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 […]

New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations Are Coming

The proposed changes to OSHA’s general industry fall protection regulations (29 CFR 1910) stand to have a major impact on how fall protection is implemented for maintenance activities.  Because of the potential effect this has on fall protection programs, LJB is monitoring the developments of this process closely.  We will continue to provide updates as […]

LJB Hosts Free Webinar on Risk Assessments

Even though regulations and standards talk about the value of fall hazard risk assessments as a critical step in a successful fall protection program, organizations around the world still continue to throw money, time and resources toward the first fall hazard that is brought to their attention. I can’t deny that there’s value in abating all […]

OSHA Regulatory Priorities

OSHA recently published its Fall 2009 Regulatory Priorities document.  Once again, proposed 1910 subpart D&I made the list of priorities.  Hopefully, it will come out this time so that the outdated regulations will become more in step with the current safety market. The relevant excerpt from the OSHA publication is shown below as well as […]

“Am I Safe?” YouTube Video

  Thom Kramer, P.E., C.S.P., of LJB Inc. presents a short and entertaining video discussing three items to consider when asking the question “Am I Safe” as it refers to fall protection.