FAQs on new OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: Vol. 4 – Assessments II

Following up on Volume 3 in our series, this installment answers additional questions related to the new requirement for conducting fall hazard assessments. When does the assessment need to be complete? Technically, the new regulation became rule in January 2017, so it is theoretically required now. If you don’t have documentation of a compliant assessment […]

FAQs on new OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: Vol. 3 – Assessments I

This installment in our blog series on new OSHA fall protection regulations focuses on common questions related to fall hazard assessments. One of the most significant requirements provided in the new rule is the stated need for the assessment of fall hazards, as outlined in 1910.132(d). It’s important to note that this is an existing […]

Are Your Fixed Ladders Compliant with New OSHA Regulations?

Fixed ladders are among the many aspects of fall protection that are impacted by the recently published OSHA 1910 regulations. While the regulation went into effect on January 17, OSHA is allowing time to get your organization into compliance. While some minor changes are required for clearances, rung spacing, step-across distance, and other ladder design […]

Pre-TAR Training: Reducing Fall Risk During Turnarounds

Turnarounds are both critical and dangerous to the petrochemical and refining industries. There are typically thousands of contractors on site over a 30- to 60-day period – many of whom are unfamiliar with the site. With the increase in personnel and the number of tasks being completed during these maintenance events, it’s not surprising that […]

Show Workers You Care: Keep Them Safe

Today is a special day to show the people in your life that you care. You might be thinking that chocolates, flowers or gifts are an appropriate expression of your feelings. When it comes to your employees, the best way you can show you care is by keeping them safe. It’s pretty difficult to convince […]

Risk Assessment: Win-Win for Safety

As we have all experienced, just because you prioritize one thing, doesn’t mean everything else goes away.  Safety professionals are all juggling different priorities in an effort to reduce risk and create a safer environment for workers.  Because LJB is solely focused on fall protection, we don’t always remember that fall protection isn’t always top […]

Fall Protection Answers May Be Closer Than You Think

Some attendees at our recent webinar on unexpected fall protection needs were looking for suggestions on engaging individual workers to contribute to the creation of a safe and compliant work environment.  In my opinion, the best way to do that is to engage them in developing safety solutions.  I once heard it called the 20-foot […]