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Which specific OSHA regulations apply to fall protection for our drivers and other employees climbing onto trucks and flatbed trailers to strap and secure loads?

March 25, 2016, 8:16 am | Question from John | Category: Fall Protection Systems

Portable ladder access system for a tanker truck, loading dock, flatbed truck, bus, or railcar.Several OSHA regulations can and do apply to fall protection for trailers and trucks; however, one specific regulation is broad and encompasses a wide range of applications and instances. It is this particular “gotcha” regulation where emphasis could be applied to trucks and trailers. OSHA 1926.501(b)(1) states: Read more.

Why do fall protection systems as they apply to safety harnesses vary greatly in the cost of materials?

February 2, 2016, 11:48 am | Question from Mike | Category: Fall Protection Systems

Fall protection safety harness with lightweight aluminum and padding for maximum comfort and to ease fatigue.Starting with harnesses, a big driver of the cost of the equipment is ensuring comfort of the worker, so the material used is very important. For example, if you wear a harness all day, moving to lightweight aluminum hardware with a padded/cushioned harness will result is less wear on the body, resulting in more comfort. Equally as important to comfort is safety. Read more.