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CONGRESS TURNS UP HEAT FOR OSHA

Following up on my last blog concerning the federal compliance of safety harnesses you use, the following article was published by Human Resource Executive Online and can be found at http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=207268317I have been saying this was coming for years and now the changes in the White House are making it a reality.Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHAThe potential for criminal convictions and…See More
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Mark Dennington added a discussion to the group Construction
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CONGRESS TURNS UP HEAT FOR OSHA

Following up on my last blog concerning the federal compliance of safety harnesses you use, the following article was published by Human Resource Executive Online and can be found at http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=207268317I have been saying this was coming for years and now the changes in the White House are making it a reality.Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHAThe potential for criminal convictions and…See More
May 11, 2009
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Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHA

Following up on my last blog concerning the federal compliance of safety harnesses you use, the following article was published by Human Resource Executive Online and can be found at http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=207268317I have been saying this was coming for years and now the changes in the White House are making it a reality.Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHAThe potential for criminal convictions and increased financial penalties for OSHA violations -- coupled with an increased…See More
May 11, 2009
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CBS Video of Anchor in Safety harness

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CBS anchor performs his own live jump in a safety harness to show the new technology involved in its manufacture.
May 8, 2009
Mark Dennington added a discussion to the group Best Practices
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DOES YOUR FALL PROTECTION MEET THE MINIMUM FEDERAL FALL PROTECTION STANDARD?

Does a manufacturer required anchor point elevation of 18½ feet preclude the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in aerial lifts? On January14, 2009 Noah Connell, Acting Director, Directorate of Construction for OSHA, issued an interpretation as to whether a manufacturer-stipulated minimum anchor point elevation of 18½ feet precludes the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in an aerial lift.He stated in that interpretation that “…section 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) requires a personal fall arrest system to…See More
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DOES YOUR FALL PROTECTION MEET THE MINIMUM FEDERAL FALL PROTECTION STANDARD?

Does a manufacturer required anchor point elevation of 18½ feet preclude the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in aerial lifts? On January14, 2009 Noah Connell, Acting Director, Directorate of Construction for OSHA, issued an interpretation as to whether a manufacturer-stipulated minimum anchor point elevation of 18½ feet precludes the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in an aerial lift.He stated in that interpretation that “…section 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) requires a personal fall arrest system to…See More
May 7, 2009
Mark Dennington added a discussion to the group Construction
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DOES YOUR FALL PROTECTION MEET THE MINIMUM FEDERAL FALL PROTECTION STANDARD?

Does a manufacturer required anchor point elevation of 18½ feet preclude the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in aerial lifts? On January14, 2009 Noah Connell, Acting Director, Directorate of Construction for OSHA, issued an interpretation as to whether a manufacturer-stipulated minimum anchor point elevation of 18½ feet precludes the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in an aerial lift.He stated in that interpretation that “…section 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) requires a personal fall arrest system to…See More
May 7, 2009
Mark Dennington added a discussion to the group Fall Protection
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DOES YOUR FALL PROTECTION MEET THE MINIMUM FEDERAL FALL PROTECTION STANDARD?

Does a manufacturer required anchor point elevation of 18½ feet preclude the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in aerial lifts? On January14, 2009 Noah Connell, Acting Director, Directorate of Construction for OSHA, issued an interpretation as to whether a manufacturer-stipulated minimum anchor point elevation of 18½ feet precludes the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in an aerial lift.He stated in that interpretation that “…section 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) requires a personal fall arrest system to…See More
May 7, 2009
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DOES YOUR FALL PROTECTION MEET THE MINIMUM FEDERAL FALL PROTECTION STANDARD?

Does a manufacturer required anchor point elevation of 18½ feet preclude the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in aerial lifts? On January14, 2009 Noah Connell, Acting Director, Directorate of Construction for OSHA, issued an interpretation as to whether a manufacturer-stipulated minimum anchor point elevation of 18½ feet precludes the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in an aerial lift.He stated in that interpretation that “…section 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) requires a personal fall arrest system to…See More
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One of the most life threatening hazards in a work place is a fall hazard. This group is a place to discuss fall protection of all types.See More
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Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Shreveport, Louisiana
What industry do you work in?
Manufacturing/Safety
What is your job title?
President
What company do you work for or associate with?
Dennington Safety Gear, Inc.
Do you currently use or recommend Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes
How did you find our online community?
through Twitter
What best describes the role you play in the purchase of safety products?
Other
If Other above, please explain.
I manufacture a totally different style of safety harness which I demonstrate through live jumps in order to expose misconceptions and false claims of safety equipment and to show how to truly be in federal compliance

Misconceptions on Calculating Fall Distance

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Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHA

Following up on my last blog concerning the federal compliance of safety harnesses you use, the following article was published by Human Resource Executive Online and can be found at http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=207268317



I have been saying this was coming for years and now the changes in the White House are making it a reality.



Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHA

The potential for criminal convictions and increased financial penalties for… Continue

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 5:24pm

DOES YOUR FALL PROTECTION MEET THE MINIMUM FEDERAL FALL PROTECTION STANDARD?

Does a manufacturer required anchor point elevation of 18½ feet preclude the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in aerial lifts? On January14, 2009 Noah Connell, Acting Director, Directorate of Construction for OSHA, issued an interpretation as to whether a manufacturer-stipulated minimum anchor point elevation of 18½ feet precludes the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in an aerial lift.



He stated in that interpretation that “…section 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) requires a personal fall… Continue

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 12:08pm

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At 5:21pm on March 18, 2010, Cindy Bateman Brewer said…
Mark, I really need to change the email address associated with this site, since I never check the damned thing. It turned into a spam account, so I opened a new one. If can find where to do that, I'll be able to keep up with what's going on. I've also joined linkedin and have been active on there.
At 12:49pm on January 12, 2010, Craig Carlson said…
Hi Mark!!! Well you are long overdue for the good news back east :-) Im working on a fall protection plan for a job in Hawaii, EM 385-1-1 stuff. I'll get back to you or you me!!! Take care my friend!! Craig
At 3:58pm on May 14, 2009, Linda Lorenzen-Safety Geek said…
Give me some time to go through your info. I like to be prepared! LOL
At 5:20pm on May 7, 2009, Chuck Woodings said…
Thanks Mark for the information. I will be looking into this further.
Chuck
At 3:40pm on May 7, 2009, Jarrod Mabb said…
Thanks for the add and I did read your recent article, very good stuff there. It will be something that I'll have to pass on for sure.
At 10:26am on May 7, 2009, Chuck Woodings said…
This looks interesting. What about the use of it in a bucket truck?
Chuck
At 7:02pm on May 6, 2009, Mark Dennington said…
I would like anyone followng me to please go to my discussions area and see my comments on the Loose Fitting Safety Harnesses discussion posted. This is very important information which you will find very interesting.
At 2:23pm on May 6, 2009, Tracy Haus said…
yes i went to your web site and thought it was a very great tool. i would like to know if there is a sales rep in Iowa
At 12:49pm on May 6, 2009, Mike Maloney said…
Looking for the link to the video.

I'm retired, and looking for new opportunities, but what we used was the "First Man Up" device to attach to the overhead steel. I'd like to see how your setup works for future reference.
At 11:28am on May 6, 2009, Tracy Haus said…
I can get the the fall comparison but not the video can you email me haust@thebakergroup.com
 
 
 

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