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Tug And Lock Fall Protection Procedure

Increase productivity with Tug and Lock Fall Protection

Tug and Lock Fall Protection – The Fall Protection Systems engineering team has perfected an OSHA & Regulatory Compliant Procedure that allows for workers atop moving railcars. The ability for employee’s to work on top of rail cars as they are in motion is of significant value, saving time and increasing worker efficiency.

The innovative Tug & Lock procedure not only allows the worker to lock and ride with the car as it is moving. It also allows the worker to lock and tread mill in place, or lock and travel beyond the car speed. All these options are available with a Fall Protection System while maintaining security, safety and compliance.  Click here to learn more about Tug & Lock Fall Protection.

 


Canadian Project Manager Convicted of Criminal Negligence

On Friday June 26th, 2015 a Canadian Project manager convicted of criminal negligence. Vadim Kazenelson was found guilty on four counts of criminal negligence that resulted in death, and one count of criminal negligence that caused bodily harm.  This conviction comes almost five and a half years after six workers attempted to repair balconies on the 13th floor of a Toronto apartment building.  The workers entered a faulty swing stage, and only one of them was wearing fall protection.  The swing stage broke into two pieces and four workers fell to their deaths.  Another worker fell and sustained severe injuries, and the worker wearing fall protection was safely rescued from the accident.  The Judge stated that this conviction is a result of Kazenelson allowing the workers to board the swing stage while aware that there was no fall protection in place.  He further found that Kazenelson “showed wanton and reckless disregard” for the workers.

As of April 1, 2015 the law regarding working at heights in Ontario has changed.  Sections 26.1 to 26.9 apply when a worker is exposed …
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