OSHA Safety Equipment Education Blog

Roof Fall Protection Guard Rail Solution

Roof Fall Protection Guard Rail Solution

Guard Rails provides an easy and secure way to keep roof workers safe from falls. Our roof fall protection systems are simple to set up and provide a secure working environment for anyone working at heights.

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What Is A Confined Space?

What Is A Confined Space?

The term "confined space" has become a catch-all phrase with a lot of misconceptions around its definition. We want to clear those misconceptions up and bring some clarity to your understanding of what a "confined space" is.

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All-In-One Confined Space Entry Kit - The Basics

All-In-One Confined Space Entry Kit - The Basics

Many of our customers are just getting started in confined space entry. This can be due to any number of reasons. Some are expanding and pursuing additional job opportunities. Some may have come back to confined space entry jobs after a long hiatus. Whatever the reason, the time has come to make a purchase. What is needed, of course, is high quality and affordable confined space equipment that meets the applicable OSHA and ANSI standards. This is where we come in. 

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Fall Protection Rescue Plan

Fall Protection Rescue Plan

The need for a fall protection rescue plan is an often overlooked aspect of fall protection safety. When working from height, or even in a confined space, a rescue plan is required by OSHA. Falls happen and winches can fail. What is your rescue plan if this happens?

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How To Provide Fixed Ladder Fall Protection

How To Provide Fixed Ladder Fall Protection

There are at least two ways to provide the needed fall protection on a fixed ladder. The first is to simply use a dual leg 100% tie-off lanyard. The second is to install a fixed ladder system.

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Auto Zero Function on Gas Monitors - What Does It Do?

Auto Zero Function on Gas Monitors - What Does It Do?

Confined space gas detectors all have the ability to perform an auto zero function on their sensors. What does an auto zero do exactly? Is an auto zero actually needed? Should you auto zero your sensors before each use?

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Do You Need Hip D-Rings on Your Fall Protection Harness?

Do You Need Hip D-Rings on Your Fall Protection Harness?

Hip D-Rings, also known as "Side D-Rings" or "Positioning D-Rings" are usually an option on most fall protection safety harnesses. If you've ever purchased a fall protection safety harness, you most likely had to decide if you should purchase a harness with side D-rings.

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Certified vs. Non-Certified Fall Protection Anchor Points

Certified vs. Non-Certified Fall Protection Anchor Points

One of our vendors, Frenchcreek, often asks at its fall protection training sessions: "what's the difference between a certified and a non-certified fall protection anchor point?" Even amongst experienced safety professionals, the question is often met with silence.

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How To Clean and Disinfect a Portable Gas Monitor

How To Clean and Disinfect a Portable Gas Monitor

Like any other piece of equipment exposed to contaminates and unclean environments, gas detectors need to be cleaned and disinfected. This is especially true when handing off the meter to others for bump testing, calibration, shipping, etc.

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How To Prevent Suspension Trauma In A Fall

How To Prevent Suspension Trauma In A Fall

What happens when a fall occurs? The worker may be have been saved from the fall, but now he or she is suspended in a harness. Depending on how long it takes to rescue the person, this could very well be fatal.

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