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Meltshop Tackles Challenging Fall Protection Issue
When a steel mill crew’s fall protection system inspection revealed damage to lifelines in its meltshop, the mill tapped LJB to help overhaul the system. In this article published in Iron & Steel Technology magazine, discover the keys to creating the customized fall protection system that not only protects workers, but also withstands the extreme meltshop environment.MORE >
Fall Protection Anchorage Testing: Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Each year, facility owners spend millions of dollars and countless hours designing, installing, inspecting and testing anchorages related to work at heights. Too often, the resources spent do nothing more than give the owner a false sense of security. In fact, the time and money spent load testing anchorages may be doing more harm than good—damaging equipment and distracting from other potentially higher risk issues. In this article published in Professional Safety magazine, LJB’s Rupert Noton, CEng, MIStructE, and Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers' Andrew T. Emmons, P.E., provide critical information on anchorage testing, enabling you to enhance the safety of all workers at heights and make smart investments to reduce risk.MORE >
Fall Protection: Top 10 Misuses and What to Do About Them
Fall protection equipment is the most visible aspect of a fall protection program, and it can be the most costly as well. Unfortunately, these investments can be nullified due to equipment misuse or “cheating”—using the equipment outside its intended use. The article explains the misuses and recommendations for how to rectify the misuses.MORE >
How NOT to Alienate Your Clients During Organizational Change
Because project managers are frequently viewed as business leaders within their organizations, they are often responsible for leading internal business functions as well. If your organization is approaching a period of change, here are five tips that will leverage the expertise of project managers without alienating your clients.MORE >
Implementing a complete streets policy: a four-step approach
To accommodate a broader traveling public, many agencies are adopting policies and design standards focused on creating “complete streets.” This article outlines the four-step approach that the National Complete Streets Coalition has defined for implementing a new policy, as well as real-world examples of how it has worked for communities.MORE >
Tilt-Up Pushes the Height Envelope on a Six-Story Office Building in Texas
Engineering advancements can have a major impact on the end design of buildings, improving their aesthetics and therefore their marketability. This article highlights some cutting edge techniques employed for a six-story tilt-up speculative office building. This case study illustrates how advancements in the field of tilt-up concrete construction are having a positive impact on real estate profitability.MORE >
Improving traffic safety & efficiency for large sites
Traffic safety issues often come to the forefront after an incident or near miss. However, safety professionals can be more proactive by conducting road safety audits (RSA). This presentation highlights the RSA concept and how it can lead to safer, more efficient traffic circulation for large sites.MORE >
Implementing new traffic safety technologies: pedestrian hybrid beacon
This presentation provides a case study of a new traffic safety technology implementation: a pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB). The presentation includes why the PHB solution was selected, the coordination efforts between ODOT and the local jurisdiction, as well as the methods used to inform and educate the community on this unique safety technology.MORE >
Tiltwallism: A Treatise on the Architectural Potential of Tiltwall Construction
This book serves as an introductory resource to architects and an inspiration to contractors, developers and structural consultants who have encountered Tilt Wall construction. Brown provides a full synthetic treatment of Tilt Wall construction, explaining its history, methodology, and relationship to current architectural approaches. Inclusion of practical reference and resource sections in the book will appeal to a cross-disciplinary audience.MORE >
How Good is Your Fall Protection Program?
Proper execution of your fall protection program means the difference between life and death for workers at heights. The challenge? Fall protection presents two conflicting realities--significant falls don't happen often, but when they do, they are catastrophic and costly. Take this quiz to see how your fall protection program ranks.MORE >
Fall Protection Training Evaluation Tool
In an effort to deliver the most effective possible fall protection training for your workers at height, use this tool to rate each primary factor of effective fall protection training. Based on the results, you can determine specific areas for improvement and characteristics necessary to provide fall protection training that changes behavior.MORE >
Are Self-Retracting Devices the Solution for Your Fall Protection Program?
As self-retracting devices continue to gain popularity in the fall protection industry, it’s important to understand how new products and models fit into a fall protection program. This article discusses key issues to consider when deciding whether SRDs are the best solution for fall protection situations in petrochemical environments.MORE >
Alternative Intersection Design Delivers
The City of Fairfield, Ohio, didn't have much choice in becoming the first community in the country to implement an alternative intersection design, known as a QRI - quadrant roadway intersection. This article profiles the results of that design and some lessons learned along the way.MORE >
Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk
Fall protection is a complex and challenging safety issue. After working on fall protection with various organizations for more than 20 years, we have found that these 5 methods have had the most impact on reducing fall hazard risk.MORE >
Abating Fall Hazards Before They're Created
Although it may be easier to see the hazards, in an existing structure, it is safer and more cost-effective to implement fall protection before structures or processes are built. This article focuses specifically on the benefits and process of abating fall hazards before they are created.MORE >