Hierarchy of Fall Protection

February 4, 2019, 9:19 pm | by Ray Nardo

Fall Protection Guardrail System InstallationUnderstanding the hierarchy of fall protection is important because it allows companies to make the best possible choice in protecting their workers who are working at heights. FallProof Systems can help your company in understating this hierarchy; identify fall risks and hazards and then offer solutions. Read more.

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.

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.

Guardrail Systems Installation: Temporary, Permanent or Modular?

April 19, 2016, 1:46 pm | by Ray Nardo

Kee Walk non-slip OSHA-compliant non-penetrating roof walkway installations for safe rooftop access.Guardrail systems installation can be temporary or permanent, modular or custom fabricated, and penetrating or non-penetrating. Selecting the right type of guardrails for your particular application is an important factor in the planning process of your fall protection system. 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.

Guardrails for Rooftop Hatches, Skylights, and Roof Edges

November 14, 2014, 10:56 am | by Ray Nardo

In our last blog post, we talked about how to identify fall hazards on a rooftop. Today, we will look at the fall protection equipment that is available to handle some of these hazards. Not every hazard can be avoided using safety equipment. But there are several types of fall protection systems that you can use to provide a solution to hazards such as: Read more.

Rooftop Fall Hazards: The Most Common Scenarios

November 4, 2014, 10:38 am | by Ray Nardo

Rooftop Work Enviorments Present Fall HazardsRooftops are among the most common elevated areas where general industry work is performed. But they are also one of the most common areas where injuries or deaths occur as a result of a fall.

The types of work performed on rooftops is wide-ranging. It isn’t just limited to roofing contractors. School janitors may need to venture up to retrieve a lost soccer ball. Office maintenance or physical plant personnel may need to go up to clean out the gutters, or to remove snow in winter. Read more.

Netting and Fall Protection Installations by FallProof – July 2014

July 11, 2014, 10:00 am | by Ray Nardo

Railroad Bridge Netting Installation

Railroad Bridge Netting Installation Combined With Horizontal Personnel NettingFallProof recently completed the last phase of a four-phase railroad bridge netting project for a major public transportation company in the State of New York. This particular project involved the netting of a 440-foot long lift bridge that spans mostly water. This involved the unique challenge of completing the entire project from a barge. We installed personnel-rated netting underneath the span, thus, providing an OSHA-compliant solution for fall protection, eliminating the need for workers to tie off while conducting maintenance and track replacement. The netting also served the two-fold purpose of debris collection. As part of the project we cleaned and inspected the existing nets. Read more.