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US contractor fined US$1m for ‘ongoing disregard for safety laws’
New Jersey firm cited for failure to provide fall protection
US construction company fined after heat illness kills worker
An Alabama, US, contractor was cited for the heat illness death that claimed a 33-year-old worker.
Scaffolding: Is it a plank? Or a platform?
Is a scaffold without a platform a scaffold? Is a scaffold without planks still a scaffold? Industry veteran David Glabe weighs in
ANSI A11 Update
The A11 Committee provides an update on a number of recent changes and four standards currently in development
OSHA proposes rule to clarify PPE standard
OSHA looking to revise the personal protective equipment standard in construction 
Why ignorance is not bliss when it comes to scaffolding
David Glabe asks: Since all workers involved with the design, erection and use of scaffolds must be trained, how is it that scaffolds are so poorly designed, erected and used?
ANSI approves MCWP, transport platform standards
Standards for mast climbing work platforms and transport platforms receive final action from ANSI
Resources for May’s National Safety Stand-Down
New tools and resources available for the 10th National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction 
Why regulations haven’t curbed U.S. fall fatalities
Workers in the UK experience 85% fewer fall fatalities than those in the U.S. Larry Stewart reports
Hanging loose – or not
Industry veteran David Glabe talks all things fall protection – and how the “Look Good Hypothesis” plays a (negative) part.
Still time to register for the ALH Conference
Speakers from Herc Rentals, Sunbelt Rentals, IPAF and more at the industry’s premier event on Sept. 29
SAIA to host training during annual event
The SAIA will host four different training opportunities for those attending the Annual Convention & Exposition this year
ANSI updates for self-retracting devices
Major self-retracting device changes coming in 2023 for personal fall arrest and rescue systems
Should scissor lift operators use PFPE?
In 2007, ALH ran a story that asked, “Should operators use a harness and lanyard when working in a scissor lift?” For today’s take, Genie’s Director of Training Scott Owyen provides an update
Dates set for 2022 ASC A92 meeting
Registration is now open for annual ASC A92 Main Committee meeting to be held Oct. 17-19 in Kansas City
Stopping falls from height
In its 9th year, the annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is set for May 2-6. ALH reports
Regulatory maze: Standards, codes and guidelines
To understand how the regulatory system in the U.S. works, it is helpful to understand the difference between each branch. David Glabe breaks it down.
First speakers for ALH Conference announced
Larry Silber, president and CEO of Herc Rentals, to keynote ALH Conference, Sept. 29 in Chicago
Updates from IPAF’s MCWP council
During IPAF’s recent Summit, the IPAF MCWP International Committee, IPAF MCWP and Hoist UK and Ireland Work Groups came together to discuss the state of the industry. Chair Kevin O’Shea reports.
ANSI A92 Standards – 15 years in the making
In 2007, IPAF’s Tony Groat broke down what the then-new ANSI A92.3 and A92.5 standards entailed. We asked Groat to look back at the last 15 years and discuss what’s changed.
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