Non-Penetrating Guardrails: A Design Available For Every Need

April 11, 2018, 2:32 pm | by Scott Daly

Non Penetrating Guardrails provide protection on rooftops and other elevated working surfacesFallProof Systems LLC has designed, provided, and installed non-penetrating guardrail on rooftops and elevated surfaces throughout construction sites and general industry locations. Guardrails are becoming a leading choice for building owners to protect workers and personnel from fall hazards.

No matter your industry, guardrails are a vital part of your workplace protection strategy. Though guardrails often go unnoticed or ignored, they are an important fixture in every OSHA-compliant facility. Read more.

Engineered Single Point Anchors: A Custom FallProof Systems Project

January 24, 2018, 3:39 pm | by Scott Daly

Custom Single point anchor application created for clientFallProof single point anchors provide a cost effective fall protection in manufacturing plants, distribution centers, steel mills, and other industrial facilities. Typical applications for single point anchors include manufacturing equipment maintenance, routine maintenance on elevated equipment, heavy equipment manufacturing, and processing equipment in food manufacturing. Other applications include access to tops of storage tanks, safe access to security cameras and other equipment mounted near a roof edge. Single point anchors also provided fall protection for workers where ceiling features such as pipes or air ducts prevent the installation of long run horizontal lifelines and rigid track systems. An often overlooked use of SPAs is to provide an anchor for a rescue and retrieval system which is required by OSHA as part of a complete fall protection plan. The single point anchor is a versatile fall protection application that offers a variety of solutions for different industries.
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Fall Protection for HVAC Chillers

March 20, 2017, 4:41 pm | by Ray Nardo

Fall hazards for industrial HVAC systemsIndustrial size HVAC chillers present multiple fall protection hazards. When located on a rooftop near an unprotected edge, simply approaching the chiller may expose your worker to the risk of falling. Roof edge guardrail, horizontal lifelines, and fixed anchor points can all be designed to protect your workers as they approach and service the lower areas of the equipment. However, from a hazard analysis standpoint, access to the fans from the top of the housing is probably the area with the greatest risk of falling. Read more.

Rooftop Fall Protection: The Absence of Skylight Railings Around A Skylight Dome Is The Equivalent of A Hole In The Roof

August 24, 2016, 11:59 am | by Ray Nardo

Non-Penetrating Guardrails Around Skylights On Flat RoofSkylight railings and screens save lives. If your workers are required to work on a roof and are exposed to an unprotected skylight without a guardrail around it or a screen over it, it is, according to OSHA, the equivalent of exposing them to a hole in the roof. OSHA has recorded 47 fatalities from skylight fall-throughs since 2010, with the most recent occurring last month in California. OSHA noted that over the past six years, the fall-throughs arose from a variety of worker behaviors while on, over and around skylights, such as: Read more.

Fall Protection Anchor Points: When Custom Design, Fabrication and Installation Might Be Needed

June 13, 2016, 3:23 pm | by Ray Nardo

Design, installation and use of fall protection anchor points for fall arrest.Fall protection anchor points are a versatile tool that with proper design, installation and use can protect workers in a variety of situations. Without all three of these factors being present, there is the possibility that a worker may have the illusion of being protected with the reality of being no more safe than working without any fall protection at all. Read more.

FallProof Systems Welcomes Scott Daly As A Senior Technical Sales Specialist

April 20, 2016, 3:32 pm | by Ray Nardo

Demonstration of proper use of horizontal cable lifelines.FallProof Systems LLC is pleased to announce that Scott Daly has joined the company as a Senior Technical Sales Specialist. Scott brings to FallProof 20 years of experience in every aspect of engineered fall protection systems, from the initial layout, design and engineering to installation and final system certification and training. Read more.

Fall Protection Installation: Details Matter

December 10, 2015, 4:43 pm | by Ray Nardo

Much Forethought Goes Into Proper Fall Protection Installation

Fall protection installation planning involves an on-site fall hazard survey.From a fall protection installation standpoint, the primary goal of the system being installed is to protect workers. The objectives are to get the right system, at the right price, installed on time and on budget, with minimal disruption to the normal activities of the business. Read more.

Vertical Lifelines: The Ups and Downs

May 17, 2015, 1:59 pm | by Ray Nardo

Vertical Lifelines and Ladder CagesVertical lifelines are an essential protection system if you have a fixed outdoor or indoor ladder that is higher than 24 feet. Every year, dozens of workers injure themselves in falls from fixed ladders, usually after slipping on rungs covered with mud, grease, rainwater, snow, or ice.

Vertical lifelines should be mounted onto fixed ladders to provide fall protection for following types of structures: Read more.

Steel Mill Fall Protection: Exploring Different Solutions

January 12, 2015, 12:33 pm | by Ray Nardo

Fall Protection Crane Rail Runway Steel MillFrom a facilities standpoint, you can apply all types of fall protection systems to the steel industry. Workers in steel mills are often required to use fall protection equipment, for personal safety and for OSHA regulation compliance.

The types of fall protection solutions installed in steel mills are usually based on several factors, including the layout and conditions of the environment, the number of personnel accessing a certain area, the frequency of activity in that area, and the budget concerns of the steel mill’s owners. Read more.

Netting and Fall Protection Installations by FallProof – Dec 2014

January 5, 2015, 3:04 pm | by Ray Nardo

Major Transportation Bridge/Highway Netting

Installation of bridge debris netting on the Pulaski Skyway during its rehabilitation and renovation by New Jersey Department of Transportation.FallProof was excited to have been given the opportunity to provide debris netting for the iconic Pulaski Skyway, which is currently undergoing a $2 Billion+ rehabilitation and renovation project. One of the primary traffic arteries into New York City, this project has many moving parts. Working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the general contractor awarded the project, we provided 115,000 square feet of our RocBloc netting product. Read more.