3M Teams up with OSHA to Protect Workers

3M Teams up with OSHA to Protect WorkersSafety and OSHA, to provide the most up to date training, seminars, equipment familiarization and more, with a wide variety of various employers and general labor employees.

Fall protection–unfortunately–is not being taken seriously enough, and in lieu of this representative through statistics is an ever increasing annual death-rate related to unsafe working conditions, a lack of personal protective equipment installation or adequate utilization, and in turn hazardous conditions and construction-based falls that commonly lead to serious, and even fatal injuries on the job.

Although there is a multitude of various forms of technology and physical equipment available to strengthen fall protection, may it be a matter of spending or just uncertain or inadequate care for employees, there has been at least a 10% increase in fall-related deaths on-the-job in association with those whom work in the construction sector. 3M and Capital Safety have put together and go cross-country with it’s multiple 25FT and longer “mobiles” to educate, train, and make aware various employers and general labor employees at all types of job-sites the true dangers of falls, associated with construction, and what can be done to prevent it. More significantly, what has worked to date in terms of procedures and equipment, emphasis on the accountability of site managers, and real exposure and first-hand experience for 2-3 days where construction workers can talk about their own experiences, knowledge, and learn from one another, as well as 3M, OSHA, and of course Capital Safety.

Into 2015, projections were made that 40% or more of work-related accidents and deaths would be directly associated with falls and a lack of adequate fall protection equipment—per OSHA standards regarding minimum and maximum height with or without personal protection (fall) equipment, such as harnesses, clip-on devices, and more. There are also training seminars available for both proper usage of guard-rails, as well as various other tools used for fall-protection on the job.

Should fall protection not be taken seriously moving forward, it’s critical and obvious that more injuries and fall-related deaths will become a regular part of the annual statistics. This is both concerning and very sad. While many job-site owners or managers might claim to train or provide their workers with the necessary personal fall protection equipment, all too common is this not only the case, but that workers often deny or refuse to use the protection equipment. Workers often complain of a lack of mobility, discomfort, and so forth. However, regardless of if these claims are true, personal fall protection and safety should be #1, regardless of circumstances or personal preference—as this pertains to a professional environment, and the law—or in other words legal standards and requirements for such workers and management.

While this upcoming 2-4 day event in Minnesota will be considerably large, it’s still up in there as to what other job sites and states will be exposed or influenced by the pending educational professionals, equipment, or “trailers” dispatched by 3M and Capital Safety.
“Safety first, or expect the worst”

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