Tag: Loui McCurley

ASSE 2015

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Presentation Description:
This presentation was given at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2015 conference held June 7-10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.


ASSE 2012 – Rope Access and Your Managed Fall Protection Program

Thursday, June 7th, 2012
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This presentation was given at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2012 conference held June 3-6, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

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Fall Protection, Rope Access and Regulatory Compliance in the USA

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
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Although fall prevention and protection has been repeatedly addressed by OSHA, which has suggested methods such as elimination or substitution of work, use of engineering controls, administrative controls, and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to control hazards, falls continue to be a leading cause of death and injury in the workplace.

In developing a Managed Fall Protection Program, one thing is clear: Adequate preparation, systems thinking, and adhering to appropriate safety practices are more likely to have a positive influence on safety at height than complex, rigid work systems and adherance to “product standards”.

This presentation, given by Loui McCurley, will explore integration of Rope Access into the employers Managed Fall Protection Program, and the potential benefits of versatility and capability that can be realized by the employer as a result. We will discover how Professional Rope Access fits in as a work method combining trained technicians with a proven system of work and equipment to achieve complete system of work, and how it is recognized by US and International standards, including ANSI, ISO, and others.

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Ready for Rescue? A Primer on Preparation

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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Thousands of people are working at height every day. Anyone participating in activity at height has a potential to fall. Does your workplace Emergency Action Plan include preparation for rescue from your most challenging locations? Incidents that are a reasonably foreseeable possibility should warrant a realistic response plan. Employers, safety managers, and workers will all benefit from this presentation, which will address the key aspects of developing a rescue/response plan, selecting appropriate rescue equipment, and training designated employees accordingly.

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ACCT 2012 – Overcoming GRAVITY – Choosing a Rope For Safety

Monday, February 13th, 2012
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This presentation was given at the Association for Challenge Course Technology 2012 Conference held February 9-12, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.


ACCT 2012 – Ready for Rescue? – A Primer on Preparation

Monday, February 13th, 2012
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Presentation Description:
This presentation was given at the Association for Challenge Course Technology 2012 Conference held February 9-12, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.


To Knot or Not to Knot?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
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Any knot tied in a rope will reduce the strength of the rope at that point – but how much? Should knots really be used in life safety applications such as fall protection, rescue, and rope access? This presentation will discuss a variety of knots and their efficiency, and will explore the question of whether it is appropriate to use knots in life safety ropes. Other alternatives, such as splicing, swaged eyes, and sewn terminations will also be explored.

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Overcoming GRAVITY – Choosing a Rope for Safety

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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Life safety rope is available in such a variety of diameters, materials, and constructions… how do you choose what’s right for you? This presentation will cover some of the finer points of rope selection, including test methods, interpretation of data, and both objective and subjective considerations in choosing the best rope for your application. Rope is not a commodity, and details do make a difference. By the end of this webinar you will have a better grasp on analyzing specifications and product labels to help you choose the best product for your needs. Loui McCurley, you presenter for this webinar, offers perspective gained from personal experience in rescue, fall protection, rope access, and recreational climbing, as well as testing and evaluating mechanisms of failure of life safety rope.

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ASSE 2011 – Delivering Safety at Height in the Workplace

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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This presentation was given at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2011 conference held June 12-15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.


Permit-Based Rope Access Planning

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
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The Rope Access Permit (Work Plan) referenced by SPRAT Safe Practices documents is intended as a tool for the employer/safety manager to use in evaluating the work to be done and to ensure that all necessary considerations have been given the attention they deserve. The Rope Access Permit is more than just a Job Hazard Analysis; it is a comprehensive guideline to help think through practical safety and regulatory aspects of a given job. Attend this free webinar to learn more about how to plan your rope access work using the “Permit-Process”.

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