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IPAF database reports 28 fatalities involving aerial platforms worldwide for the first half of 2013

There were 28 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the first half of 2013, according to findings from IPAF’s accident database.The main causes of these fatalities were: overturn (10), fall … Read more »

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NRCA releases material handling training program

The National Roofing Contractors Association has introduced NRCA Material Handling Series: Overhead and Understood, a comprehensive training program with five modules designed to provide a thorough explanation and illustration of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s rules related to a … Read more »

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June is National Safety Month: NRCA offers Pocket Guide to Safety

NRCA offers NRCA Pocket Guide to Safety, which is a 125-page, pocket-sized, spiral-bound guide intended for use by laborers, mechanics, foremen and others on jobsites. The guide addresses fall protection, first aid and emergency treatment, weather, personal protective equipment, and … Read more »

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Virginia Tech researcher supports campaign to reduce construction falls

Falls in construction represent 14 percent of the fatalities on the job and are estimated to cost construction firms approximately $27,000 in direct costs per incident.  Daniel Hindman, Virginia Tech associate professor of wood engineering in the College of Natural … Read more »

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Hanging large-span trusses greater than or equal to 60’ can be dangerous

Hanging large-span trusses greater than or equal to 60’ can be dangerous and is not for the inexperienced. Go to  http://www.postframeadvantage.com/pub/Designing-Installing-Wide-Span-Trusses-Per-Code-Compliance to learn more about how to reduce your risks and understand what the codes say about this issue.

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Gateway Safety launches new site featuring interactive, product-centric design

In coordination with the 100th anniversary of the National Safety Council, Gateway Safety has launched a new website at www.GatewaySafety.com. The site is heavily focused on the company’s products, presenting them in a clear, easy-to-navigate format. Visitors will enjoy a … Read more »

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Safety Update: Effective safety training, Part 2

(Part 1 can be accessed by clicking here. ) / Emphasis should be placed on issues relevant to your business / By Gary Auman  Legal counsel for NFBA In January 2012, I wrote a Frame Building News article on effective … Read more »

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Delmar, DeWalt team up to publish handbooks

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, and DeWalt released handbooks on two of the most important topics in construction, code adherence and jobsite safety. The DeWalt Construction Safety … Read more »

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Research & Technology: Better fall prevention

Frame Building News cover June 2012

Testing of fall arrest anchors connected to post-frame trusses /  By Daniel P. Hindman, Ph.D. and Lori M. Koch, M.S., M.F. / Falls are an ever present hazard on construction sites and account for a disproportionate number of fatalities and … Read more »

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OSHA launches major fall prevention campaign

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. Falls were the leading cause of death in the construction industry … Read more »

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