May 2016 Workplace Safety E-Newsletter
Fall arrest system tips and more in this month’s Workplace Safety.
JLG Workplace Safety
 
  May 2016
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FEATURED STORIES
•   Fall Arrest System Tips
•   USS Constellation Case Study
•   Workplace Safety News Roundup
EXPERT TIPS ON SAFETY FOR ALL
Brush up on Fall Arrest Systems
Fall Arrest
OSHA requires a fall arrest system in a setting where a worker could fall six feet or more. While these standards are well known in the industry, falls still remain one of the most common workplace incidents. To keep yourself and your team safe, review these best practices for preventing falls:
•   Set your fall arrest system to prevent free falls greater than six feet while also preventing contact with a lower level.
•   Arresting force should not exceed 1,800 pounds.
•   Always inspect your fall arrest systems for damage, wear or defects before beginning work.
Visit OSHA.gov to read their full guidelines for fall arrest systems.
JLG Helps Choreograph Dance of Men and Machines
The USS Constellation
The USS Constellation is a popular tourist attraction in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The Civil War-era naval vessel is a National Historic Landmark, and restoring and maintaining the ship is not an easy task. Tim Padden, district sales manager at United Rentals in Baltimore, described the effort as “a historic dance of men and machines.” The restoration team relied on the JLG G6-42A telehandler and the 1500SJ boom lift to move materials and access hard-to-reach tasks at height.
Chris Rowsom, executive director of Historic Ships in Baltimore and vice president of Living Classrooms Foundation, said, “The lifts have played a critical role in enabling us to continue to use this vessel as a way to bring American history to life for thousands of interested visitors each year.”

Visit JLG.com to read the full story.
WORKPLACE SAFETY ROUNDUP
Workplace Safety in a Digital Age
In his IMPO magazine article, Steven Chang argues that as workplace safety evolves, safety managers and team leaders need to implement digital communications channels and other technological advancements to keep employees engaged with on-the-job safety.
Fewer OSHA Inspections – But More Impact?
Safety News Alert reports that OSHA will be focusing resources on complex hazards. The agency predicts that while the overall number of inspections will drop, the impact of inspections will go up.
Video: A Construction Framer Talks About Protecting His Crew From Falls
As part of the Stop Construction Falls Campaign, a residential rough framer from Arizona shares his story of how fall prevention has positively impacted him and his crew.


Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily those of JLG.
TRIVIA CHALLENGE
Test Your Safety Knowledge, Enter to Win a JLG® Water Bottle and Lanyard!
Challenge yourself to the latest edition of our Trivia Challenge based on information from this edition of Workplace Safety. Congratulations are in order for Jeff Stachowiak of Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. for winning last edition’s prize! Way to go, Jeff!

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NEWS YOU CAN USE (BUT MIGHT HAVE MISSED)
JLG LiftPod
FT LiftPod® Now Available
Never use a ladder again! JLG LiftPod® personal portable lifts provide a convenient yet powerful lift solution for facility managers. Work from a secure platform with 360 degrees of access and 20 feet of reach, and move from job to job with extreme portability.

Visit JLG.com to learn more about how a LiftPod can transform your workplace.


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