March 20, 2017, 4:41 pm | by Ray Nardo
Industrial 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.
April 20, 2016, 3:32 pm | by Ray Nardo
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.
November 17, 2015, 9:53 am | by Ray Nardo
Pre-Plan Fall Protection On New Construction During The Design Phase
For new construction projects, we are often asked to bid on procurement and installation of fall protection equipment. All too often, we find that it is treated as an afterthought, rather than an integral component of a well-designed building. We are alarmed whenever a contractor who has asked us to bid a project says, “They will add that later”, when we point out that the plans and specifications either say nothing about fall protection, or mention it without providing any scope, location or other layout information. Read more.
October 29, 2015, 12:43 pm | by Ray Nardo
At first glance, fall protection for universities and colleges is not something you would think there is much need for, but fall hazards abound nevertheless. Take a critical look around any university or college campus, and you will often find numerous work areas where maintenance people, contractors, and even students might encounter dangerous hazards. The following are some of the more common areas on college campuses that should not be overlooked: Read more.
May 11, 2015, 10:56 am | by Ray Nardo
Large Horizontal Perimeter Personnel Safety Net System
FallProof recently partnered with a large general contractor to provide a personnel safety net system for a high rise construction project in Long Island City, NY. The building was intricately designed, with many levels and tiers, which created multiple attachment points for the safety netting outrigger poles. As a result, the safety netting needed to be installed in different configurations on different floors of the building. Read more.
January 12, 2015, 12:33 pm | by Ray Nardo
From 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.
December 15, 2014, 9:51 am | by Ray Nardo
Aviation fall protection involves numerous scenarios in the aviation industry wherein different types of systems are necessary for personnel safety and compliance with OSHA regulations. Engineers, inspectors and maintenance workers are subject to fall hazards while on the roofs and wings of airplanes or helicopters in a manufacturing facility or aircraft hangar. Therefore, they need to use fall protection equipment that is dictated by several factors, including the type, model, and size of aircraft and the layout of the facility itself. The more common solutions include: Read more.
August 5, 2014, 12:30 pm | by Ray Nardo
When it comes to fall protection systems, safety netting provides some of the best protection for workers on high rise construction or demolition projects. Personnel cantilever systems can be installed around the exteriors of high rise buildings. The safety netting is hung from outrigger poles, which are attached around the perimeter of a certain floor, to catch workers if they fall. (This type of system can also be installed on the sides of bridges to ensure worker safety.) Read more.
July 25, 2014, 8:00 am | by Ray Nardo
You might not think overhead conveyor belts would be a safety hazard. After all, a conveyor belt itself is not a work environment. Workers don’t stand on the conveyor while working, and don’t normally climb up to it unless it needs repair or maintenance. Even then, the apparatus is fully shut down as they service it, and no safety-conscious worker would ever service a system while it was still running. Read more.
July 11, 2014, 10:00 am | by Ray Nardo
Railroad Bridge Netting Installation
FallProof 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.