Anybody can read OSHA guidelines. Springfield Smart Safety pros know them forward and backward. But what’s critical is to examine every inch of your plant, top to bottom, inside and out, to make sure every hazard is identified, every standard met and exceeded in the most cost-effective way. It’s the only sensible way to plan and design a fall prevention system and training program specifically for you.
We use the data we collect to design and engineer solutions that address your toughest challenges. Examples of what we look for:
- Do workers need horizontal lifeline systems for improved mobility and fall protection?
- Is access to equipment platforms safe?
- Are there safety issues with elevated work access in tight spaces, on multiple-layer platforms, or through maintenance hatches?
- Is structural support for existing platforms adequate?
Meeting and exceeding OSHA requirements—examples:
- Guard every floor hole into which a worker can accidentally walk by use of a railing and toeboard or a floor-hole cover.
- Provide a guardrail and toeboard around every open-sided platform, floor or runway 4 feet or higher above the ground or next level.
- Regardless of height, if a worker can fall into or onto dangerous machines or equipment (such as a vat of acid or a conveyor belt), employers must provide guardrails and toeboards.
- Other equipment that may be required includes safety harnesses and lines, safety nets, stair railings and handrails.
Finally, while a thorough assessment of your workplace is critical to identifying hazards and exceeding standards, it also helps us find efficiencies—better fall protection, more complete safety systems, simpler solutions rather than more complex ones, ways to minimize your costs.