OSHA Construction Standards

OSHA CONSTRUCTION STANDARD

In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 991 construction workers died on the job, with 38.7 percent of those fatalities resulting from falls. Fall protection is addressed in OSHA’s standards for the construction industry. This section highlights some of the OSHA standards,   Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926) 451, General requirements (Scaffolding) …

UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTION OF FULL BODY SAFETY HARNESS

Full body harness

The full body safety harness is a key part of an active fall arrest system. The harness serves two purposes, first, distributing fall forces safely across a worker’s body in the event of a free fall, and second, providing freedom of movement sufficient to allow the worker to effectively perform his or her job. The …

MSA (Mine Safety Appliances)

MSA is the abbreviation of “Mine Safety Appliances” It is a manufacturer of up to the mark Safety Products that support to workers who may be exposed to a variety of hazardous situations. MSA is based in the Pittsburgh suburb of Cranberry. With help from Thomas Edison the company was formed in 1914 to develop a battery-powered cap lamp for miners to help prevent methane-related …