Guardian Fall Protection ESG Blog
April 4th, 2013
As confirmed by the hierarchy of fall protection, one of the best solutions for eliminating fall hazards on the job site is to install a permanent perimeter guardrail at the roof edge. And, not only does a permanent guardrail protect your workers from rooftop hazards, it also diminishes the amount of necessary employee safety training, dismisses the need for a rescue plan, and minimizes costs associated with maintenance and re-certification.
April 2nd, 2013
Millions of workers climb ladders each and every day to access their respective work areas in applications that range from satellite towers to crane towers to theatre productions. And a few of these workers include the team members at ESG who climb tens of thousands of feet of ladders every year.
March 6th, 2013
This month, ESG moved to a new and improved facility headquarters with Guardian Fall Protection. Our new base of operations is located at 6305 S 231st Street in Kent, Washington, and it provides a number of improvements over our previous building (most notably, expanded office and warehouse space).
February 5th, 2013
Hundreds of different types of fall protection equipment, designed be incorporated in either a fall restraint or a fall arrest system, are sold on a daily basis. And it is the duty of the trained and designated Competent Person to determine which of these systems should be incorporated on the job site to keep employees out of harm’s way.
January 23rd, 2013
The most common fall protection anchor point consists of a vertical steel pipe, base plate, and tie-off ring. In collaboration with Guardian Fall Protection, we utilize their CB Series anchor points (including the CB-12 and CB-18) for tie-back anchorage purposes.
January 9th, 2013
Documentation is a prevalent part of every contractor or organization’s safety plans and operating procedures. Every completed construction project and facility operating within the United States should have thousands of pages of associated paperwork that detail such plans and procedures. This paperwork can range from MSDS sheets, to extinguisher inspection logs, to O & M manuals on a refrigerator.
December 13th, 2012
With the holidays fast approaching, everyone strives to find the perfect gift for their close family and friends. Some people are meticulous and will stick to a strict overall budget, while some will go even further and set a budget for each and every one of their loved ones.
November 12th, 2012
Safety is all about eliminating risk, and tackling the highest risk hazards first is standard in our industry. And, while there will always be better methods and instruments that will allow for us to improve safety on our job sites, only in a perfect world is there enough time and money to implement everything as it readily becomes available.
November 6th, 2012
Though easily preventable, falls through skylights are one of the leading causes of worker fatality in the industry today. A recent National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) survey revealed that approximately 22% of all fatal falls reported occurred when workers fell through skylight or smoke-vent skylight opening.
October 19th, 2012
ANSI Z359.6 is a “standard [that] establishes guidelines and minimum requirements for the development of various components that would comprise a comprehensive managed fall protection program.”1 And so, it is this particular standard that sets forth the minimum requirements for specifying and designing any sort of active fall protection system.
September 29th, 2012
A few weeks ago, we discussed how to ensure your new anchor point installation can withstand a 5,000 pound load on a given structure in our blog post entitled, ‘Determining Anchor Strengths – Part 1. New Installations’.