A contractor was attempting to survey roof damage from a storm. As he climbed the ladder provided by the property owner, he fell on reaching the top of the ladder while attempting to step off onto the roof. An ACS expert was assigned to investigate. The fiberglass extension ladder was rented while lacking foot pads. … More From the Archives: Ladder Safety #2
Being that humans are creatures of habit, an uneven stairwell challenges users, even those grown familiar with asymmetries in construction. The most critical components of a stairwell to avoid becoming a tripping or slipping hazard include a decent (and uniform) tread and riser value. In the case of International Building Code specifications, this is 11 … More Stairwells and the Codes
There are various models that emphasize different components that combined into an accident. While Heinrich’s Axioms of Industrial Safety are most widely applied, there are others that target relationships among the contributing factors to an injury. As a brief introduction, I’d like to share a few of our investigations and a model that aligns with … More Incidents & Accident Models
The article below describes OSH research approaches to deal with the fact that if a safety program is working effectively, then nothing happens. How do you measure savings from non-events to justify the costs of an OSH program? The experts at ACS Engineering & Safety have years of experience investigating failures, fires, and accidents. Almost … More Researching Safety From Experience
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