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Are You Concerned About the Future of Fall Protection or Rope Access Standards in the US?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Are you concerned about the future of fall protection or rope access standards in the United States? If so, consider attending the next meeting of the ANSI Z359 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Fall Arrest/Protection on October 28-30, 2014 in Chicago. Pre-registration is required – check http://lnkd.in/b4zjnJV for more information.

Z359 COMMITTEE MEETING | American Society of Safety Engineers


Article on Keeping Workers Safe While Working on Scaffolding

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Understanding fall protection standards can be confusing. It is the responsibility of the employer to follow appropriate regulatory requirements, such as OSHA, for keeping workers safe. For more information about keeping workers safe while working on scaffolding, see the article below from simplifiedsafety.com.

This article notes that companies don’t always follow the standards set for scaffolding, which can be very dangerous for employees. For many work at height projects, scaffolding may not be needed and can be replaced by using certified Rope Access workers who utilize solid rigging skills and special equipment to meet the highest safety standards. PMI provides Rope Access training, which is growing in popularity. Rope Access training and certification teaches workers to understand the risks they are taking while working at height and how to recognize, communicate and mitigate those risks to decrease injuries and fatalities. Rope Access methods utilize specific techniques that give workers a wide variety of skills to increase safety while working at height. By using Rope Access Technicians, companies can reduce project costs significantly while at the same time improving safety for their workers. The cost of Rope Access certification is a small price to pay for a big peace of mind. PMI provides the Rope Access equipment training, and expertise to help your company easily understand and meet the highest standards in the industry, which is better for the company and the workers. Find out more about PMI’s training division, and see course schedules, at www.verticalrescuesolutions.com.

What Fall Protection is Required When Working on a Scaffold? – Fall Protection Blog

Fall protection regulations can be confusing to begin with, but throw in a subpart that includes an exception to the rule and there’s bound to be people who get…

Rescue of Injured Climber from El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Check out this recent rescue on El Capitan by Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR). Lots of great detail plus a few photos.

Rescue of Injured Climber from El Capitan – Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

On Thursday, September 11, at approximately 10:30 am, the Yosemite Emergency Communications Center…

Wireless Horizon Tower Collapse Results in 2 Deaths

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Wireless Horizon tower collapse results in deaths of 2 cell tower workers.

For many years, PMI has been involved in multiple associations and organizations, across many industries, to help increase the safety of people working at height. PMI not only sells the best equipment for this type of work, often certified to the highest standard, but we attend committee meetings to provide technical expertise in writing standards that are intended to save lives. Example of committees include ANSI/ASSE, ASTM, NFPA, NATE and others. PMI also provides training and certifications for rope access, tower climbing and many other courses through its training department called Vertical Rescue Solutions (VRS™). The best equipment, training and highest standards for employers to follow is needed to help increase the safety of workers. Contact PMI at www.pmirope.com to see how we can help you!

2014 – 09/25/2014 – Wireless Horizon tower collapse results in deaths of 2 cell tower workers

2014 – 09/25/2014 – Wireless Horizon tower collapse results in deaths of 2 cell tower workers

Rescue Plan Development: Putting the Pieces Together

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

A well developed Rescue Plan includes contingencies for self-rescue as well as detailed strategies for the rescue of any person who falls, and includes: (more…)

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