ABS, the American Club and Lamar University join to stop slips-and-falls

What a great initiative! Let’s work together to keep mariners safe

Joint Initiative Tackles Common Causes of Maritime Accidents

ABS, the American Club and Lamar University are launching a new initiative aimed at reducing maritime-related safety incidents. The initial focus of the partnership’s analysis and industry guidance will be on slips, trips and falls, a significant cause of maritime injuries. Read the full article.

 

So many aspects of ladder safety to focus on for Ladder Safety Month … there are over 130,000 emergency room visits each year due to ladder-related injuries according to The American Ladder Institute. We believe that you can help reduce that number simply by installing Safeguard’s Hi-Traction Anti-Slip Ladder Rung Covers on fixed ladders, especially in environments with water, oil, or dust making things slippery.

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Finally, OSHA has released its updated standard on walking and working surfaces. At first glance, the focus seems to be on falls from heights and the fall protection systems that have become prevalent in the years since the last standard was issued. At 513 pages, it will take some time to process this information. We’ll be sure to report on what we discover as it relates to preventing slips-and-falls.

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