• OSHA: Increased Fines, Stand-Down Event, and Resources

    OSHA INCREASING ITS FINE Effective January 17, OSHA is increasing their fines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, adjusting for inflation, is raising the rates on both minimum and maximum fines. For instance, the maximum levied for a willful violation has increased from $145,027 to $156,259 — an increase of nearly eight percent. Likewise, [...]

  • Rooftop Safety Challenges

    The Hidden Challenges of PPE and Active Fall Protection

    91% of surveyed safety managers report they sometimes or often have issues with employees wearing appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) In an effort to better understand the challenges facing safety managers across the country, the JJ Keller Center conducted a survey of 172 such professionals, asking them about their biggest PPE-related obstacles. The most [...]

  • Passive Fall Protection

    Harness Expiration: Active Fall Protection Complications

    Selecting a harness-based fall-protection system seems like an easy, straightforward method of hazard mitigation. And while harnesses undoubtedly save lives and provide a quick path to short-term institution, it’s important to remember that these systems often include a number of long-term complexities and organizational responsibilities. One of the primary questions asked about active fall [...]

  • Rooftop Fall Protection

    3 Worker Advantages of a Guardrail Safety Solution

    Harnesses or guardrails — which fall-protection strategy is safer and more productive? While harnesses may seem like the simpler, cheaper solution, the truth is that guardrails provide a litany of benefits in both the short- and long-term. This includes organizational advantages, such as minimal inspections and maintenance, no rescue plan requirements, and limited [...]

  • OSHA Inspections

    7 Things You May Not Know About OSHA Inspections

    It’s a daunting thought: facing an unexpected OSHA inspection at your business. You think you’re compliant — but are you sure? While it’s always unsettling, having a government official examine your work environment, you can prepare yourself by learning more about both the inspection process and your rights as a business owner. Here are [...]

  • OSHA Fall Protection

    Increased OSHA Budget Proposed by Senate

    OSHA Fall-Protection Budget Fiscal year 2023 is likely to see an increase in federal funding for OSHA. The new budget will, in all probability, land somewhere between $679 and $712 million — at least a $68 million increase from 2022's budget of $611 million. This money will be used in a number of ways, [...]

  • Accu-Fit Cal 3209

    OSHA Compliance vs. Cal-OSHA Compliance

    DID YOU KNOW THAT CALIFORNIA'S FALL-PROTECTION STANDARDS ARE MORE STRINGENT? While reviewing your facility’s fall-protection options under federal OSHA compliance, California residents should also be asking themselves: is it Cal-OSHA compliant? The rules between the two regulatory organizations differ, with California demanding more of safety and facility managers with its stricter standards — [...]

  • OSHA Compliance

    Rooftop Hatchguards

    At Safety Rail Company, we do more than just protect your roof's leading edge — we build entire systems to address every potential fall hazard at your facility. This includes open rooftop hatches, which OSHA defines as an equal hazard to a leading edge or unprotected hole (OSHA 1910.28(b)(3)). Enter SRC's Rooftop Hatchguards. Check out [...]

  • Installation Services

    Safety Rail Company Installation Services

    Initiating a fall-protection project can feel like a daunting task — there’s a lot to consider, including who is going to complete the installation of your products. First, you have to select a strategy: do you choose an active (harnesses) or passive (guardrails) system? (This is often one of the most difficult decisions to [...]

  • OSHA's Most-Cited Violation

    Fall Protection: OSHA’s Most-Cited Violation

    As it does every year, OSHA has released its 2021 top ten list of most-cited workplace violations — and, for the eleventh time in a row, failure to have appropriate fall protection (1926.501) ranks number one. With 5,271 violations, fall protection more than doubled the second most common violation (respiratory protection), which had 2,521 [...]

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