Tag: OSHA

Fall Protection, Rope Access and Regulatory Compliance in the USA

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
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Webinar Description:
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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Down on the Farm: Grain Bin Rescue Basics Using the TerrAdaptor™ Tripod

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
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Webinar Description:
Join VRS™ by PMI Program Manager Tom Wood for this one hour webinar addressing the challenges of accessing and rescuing someone trapped in a grain storage bin.

Rural rescuers are witnessing an alarming trend on commercial farms; a dramatic increase in the number of grain bin entrapments. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that nearly half of all grain bin entrapments result in fatalities. In 2010, nearly thirty people lost their lives in grain bins.

As a result, OSHA issued a formal warning to grain handling and storage facility owners on February 1, 2011, stating “If any employee dies in a grain storage facility, in addition to any civil penalties proposed, OSHA will consider referring the incident to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution pursuant to the criminal provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.”

Some of the latest techniques and PMI equipment (such as the TerrAdaptor™ used as a portable high directional anchor) for Grain Bin Rescue will be discussed, as well as the many objective dangers facing rescuers attempting to access and rescue a trapped worker.

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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.


Fall Protection, Rope Access and Regulatory Compliance in the USA

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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Webinar Description:
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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A Guide to Compliance and Safety in Post Fall Rescue for Industry

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
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ANSI Z359.2 outlines a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program for industry. One component of this involves preparing for rescue in the event of an accident. This presentation will provide an overview and guidelines for equipment and training to ensure “prompt care” as mandated by OSHA.

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Life Safety Rope for Fall Protection

Thursday, January 10th, 2008
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Presentation Description:
This presentation was given by Loui McCurley and covers rope-based fall protection for industry.