According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in construction even though they are preventable through proper planning, training and use of protective equipment. This month, talk to your teams about fall prevention. Encourage everyone—not just leaders and managers—to take ownership of workplace safety and to think ahead about the safety implications of working from any height. For more information and ideas about how to promote fall prevention in your workplace, visit the OSHA website.
Workplace Safety Success Story
Cleaning Chicago Inside and Out with Compact Crawler Boom Lifts
For Tom Trinen of Service One, Inc. and Service One Access, Inc., the JLG® Compact Crawler boom lift is a key component to his success in two Chicago businesses: window cleaning and equipment rental. The same maneuverability and lightweight design that makes using the Compact Crawler ideal for cleaning the windows in churches and museums makes it a favorite for rental customers that need an agile, flexible solution for their own facilities. Read the rest of the story on our website.
Safety+Health Magazine points out that a near miss—any unexpected event that could have resulted in an injury—is an opportunity to improve workplace safety. By documenting and reviewing these events, potentially serious incidents could be prevented from happening in the future.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently published a report that encourages using design features to prevent falls during initial construction and throughout the lifetime maintenance of a structure. The paper argues that this foresight could dramatically lower incident rates.
Zero emissions means a cleaner, greener workplace. With no cords required, our new X500AJ and X600AJ Compact Crawler boom lifts give you the reach and access you need to get the job done without having to worry about fumes or workplace obstacles.
In honor of Fall Prevention Month, we are highlighting the OSHA Fall Prevention Training Guide. This resource provides a detailed lesson plan that employers can use to teach their teams about effective fall prevention strategies and processes. Taking advantage of these materials could help improve the safety of your workplace. Read it today.