Reducing Fall Hazard Risk: Apply Prevention through Design

Fall protection is a complex and challenging safety issue. When addressed well, workers at height—who perform the tasks that keep our businesses and communities running—are able to go home safely each day. Over my more than 25 years of providing fall protection consulting to folks around the world, including performing fall hazard risk assessments and […]

LJB Project Manager Gives Back

Tracey Riepenhoff performing a fall hazard risk assessment

LJB project manager Tracey Riepenhoff, P.E., C.S.P., PMP, has led and performed hundreds of fall hazard risk assessments and abatement design projects for LJB clients. It’s meaningful work that Tracey never takes lightly—knowing that her expertise may be the difference between someone safely working at heights and someone suffering a catastrophic fall. But, for Tracey, […]

Addressing Unexpected Fall Protection Needs

Ideally, your organization has an effective managed fall protection program to address the fall risk for your workers at heights.  But, what do you do when an unforeseen fall protection need arises?  Do the right people know what to do when work requires an unexpected need to perform a task at heights?  Unfortunately, most organizations […]

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 […]

Where is Your Greatest Fall Protection Risk?

In LJB’s experience with fall hazard risk assessments, we have found that a majority of the total fall hazard risk for a given organization can often be represented by a relatively small number of individual hazards.  So, one of the primary values that comes from performing an assessment is the knowledge of which hazards you […]