Construction

Meeting OSHA Requirements for Working at Heights While Maintaining Worker Comfort: One Transmission Company’s Solution

Read this blog article to learn more about how a major North American transmission company partnered with MSA Safety to find a solution to meet OSHA standards while maintaining worker comfort and ease of use.

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Why Facepiece and Cylinder Compatibility Matters for SCBA

SCBA that allow for the use of the same cylinder across multiple platforms throughout your fleet, can be integrated with other NFPA products, and a facepiece that allows for APR use is key to ensuring your respiratory protection program is comprehensive. Read this article to learn more about facepiece and cylinder compatibility.

Revision Highlights to CSA Z259.2.2-17 For Self-Retracting Devices

On August 1, 2019, the CSA’s new standard—CSA Z259.2.2-17—went into effect, with significant updates and revisions incorporated. This blog article covers the highlights of the revised standard. Read the full article to learn more.

Are You Ready for National Safety Stand-Down? 5 Things You Can Do to ‘Walk the Talk’

For the seventh year, OSHA is sponsoring National Safety Stand-Down. This voluntary event, being held September 14-18, 2020, is designed to raise fall hazard awareness in order to stop fall fatalities and injuries. National Safety Stand-Down is also your opportunity to “walk the talk.” Here are 5 things you can do during National Safety Stand-Down to show workers how much safety matters.

Which Self-Retracting Lifeline is Best for Leading Edge?

Leading Edge is an application where in the event of a fall, the lifeline of the self-retracting lanyard (SRL) may come in contact with an exposed edge, or sharp edge. Understanding the differences between Overhead SRL and SRL-E is key to making sure you are using the right safety equipment for your working at heights application.

Why the ANSI 87.1 Standard Matters When Choosing Proper Eye and Face Protection as Hard Hat Accessories

This blog article covers tips for choosing hard hat accessories for eye and face protection that follow ANSI Z87.1-2020 Standards for design and testing.

What You Need for a Respiratory Protection Program: The Seven Key Elements to Include

The fundamental goal of a respiratory protection program – whether new to your team or not – is to protect workers from harmful atmospheres as part of a hierarchy of controls within their workplace. Learn more about the seven key elements to include in your program.

Everything You Need to Know About the Dropped Objects Standard

Any time people work at height, dropped objects are possible – and they can pose a real danger to other workers or bystanders on the ground. In fact, OSHA includes “struck by object” among its “Fatal Four,” the top causes of more than half of construction worker deaths. Read this blog post about the creation of ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions, the guidelines it includes for tool tethers and containers, and how to choose the right equipment for the job.

Hard Hats, Advancements, and Options in Head Protection – For Construction Pros Podcast

Significant advancements have been made to the hard hat during its 100 year history. But as standards continue to be evaluated and environments and workforce demographics change, the hard hat will still continue to evolve. Our latest blog post features a new “For Construction Pros” podcast discussing what MSA Safety experts predict for advancements in head protection moving forward.

Which Full-Body Harness Features Keep You Coolest?

While environmental and occupational conditions are contributing factors to heat stress, full-body safety harnesses can also be uncomfortably hot. Read this blog article for more about heat stress and what features to look for in a full-body harness to help keep you cool.