Rescue: The Most Overlooked Aspect of Fall Protection

For years, LJB has been pushing the concept that providing active fall protection systems without a prompt and appropriate means of rescue is like providing no protection at all.  Rescue doesn’t have to be complex, but it must be planned to be effective. Two of my LJB colleagues have recently written an article for Occupational Health […]

Fall Protection Self-Rescue: A Misnomer?

OSHA regulations say that: “The employer shall provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.” While I certainly believe that employers have a responsibility to provide for prompt rescue, I have a hard time with the second half of that statement.  […]

Fall Protection Rescue – The Unsung Hero

Imagine that your job requires you to work at heights, and your employer recently installed new, effective fall protection systems to protect you from a fall.  You have received thorough general and system-specific training and written use procedures are in place for the systems.  It’s a great day.  Shortly after the system is put into […]