How to Meet OSHA Training Standards During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Recognizing the challenge of meeting training standards during the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has announced that Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) should “evaluate whether the employer made good faith efforts to comply with applicable OSHA standards during the course of an inspection.” Read this blog article to learn more about “good faith” efforts and how MSA can help you and your team meet training requirements.
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.
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.
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.
What is Virtual Safety Training? Understanding the Options and Benefits
With working from home on the rise, the need for virtual options when it comes to safety training is more important than ever. MSA Safety offers Virtual Led Training (VLT) courses with an MSA Training Instructor, giving you the same experience as in-person trainings but from the convenience of home or other remote locations. Check out this blog post for more details about VLT and the courses available.
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.
Do Fall Protection Harnesses Have a Defined Expiration Date?
Do fall protection harnesses have expiration dates? That’s an important safety question that needs answered. Read the article to learn more.