There is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and how it spreads. Two other coronaviruses have emerged previously to cause severe illness in people (MERS and SARS). 2019-nCoV is more genetically related to SARS than MERS, but both are betacoronaviruses with their origins in bats. While weRead More
This image shows the causes of death from falls according to 2015-2016 results. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, NYC Health. Download a PDF copy here.
In this image, each dot represents a fatal construction fall in 2o16 according to 2015-2016 results. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, NYC Health. Download a PDF copy here.
The 2017 Stand‐Down may be over, but the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction is year round! Here are some reasons to conduct fall prevention activities throughout the year to reinforce safe practices: Jobsites are always changing and crews come and go –you may have many new workers present who were not around when youRead More
Fall Protection information can be categorized into regulations, standards, best practices and manufacturers instructions. Regulations are laws that employers must abide to (OSHA). Standards are voluntary consensus recommendations for Manufacturers of safety equipment (ANSI). Best practices are work specific practices that are proven to provide a safe work environment. Manufacturers instructions are provided for specificRead More