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LJB Honored for Emphasis on Employees Wellbeing

LJB Honored for Emphasis on Employees Wellbeing

  LJB Inc. has been recognized as a 2022 Healthiest Employers…
LJB Hires Veteran Stormwater Engineer

LJB Hires Veteran Stormwater Engineer

To support the firm’s commitment to providing expert water resources services…
LJB Ranked in List of Top 500 Design Firms

LJB Ranked in List of Top 500 Design Firms

LJB’s reputation for providing great client service on a foundation of…
LJB Hires Former KYTC Manager to Expand KY Operations

LJB Hires Former KYTC Manager to Expand KY Operations

To support the firm’s strategic growth plans in the Kentucky Transportation…
LJB Hires Leader of Corporate Operations

LJB Hires Leader of Corporate Operations

To support the firm’s record growth and future expansion plans, LJB…
LJB to Provide Safety Services on NAVFAC Contract

LJB to Provide Safety Services on NAVFAC Contract

LJB’s experience providing fall protection services for federal agencies has helped…

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The article provides a design technique for light gage metal deck diaphragm roofs supported laterally on only three sides, commonly referred to as a 3-Sided Box. Discussed are the calculations needed for a stable design such has how to combine roof shear loads from windward, leeward, and sidewall wind pressures and how to calculate chord forces. A real-world design example is also presented to help guide the reader.

By embracing proven strategies to improve a fall protection program, hundreds of workers in this country could be saved from fatalities every year – not to mention workers affected by serious injuries with days away from work. The four strategies in this article, outlined by fall protection expert Thomas Kramer, PE, CSP, provide great potential to reduce fall risk.

This article, published in Scaffold & Access Magazine, compares U.S. fall safety performance with that of other nations and further considers Prevention by Design, the Hierarchy of Control, and active and passive means of preventing falls. The article shows that by embracing successful tactics from around the world, hundreds of workers in the U.S. could be saved from fatalities every year.

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