Articles in Category: Fall Protection

Modification to the CSA Z259.11 standard (part 2)

Modification to the CSA Z259.11 standard (part 2)

With the modification to the CSA Z259.11-17 standard on personal energy absorbers and lanyards came changes on the labels of the equipment, one of which was the addition of the deployment factor. Listen to this interview with Loryn Bertoti from MSA and Francis L’Abbé from SPI to learn more on the iconography of the lanyards, the clearance calculations and the different types of lanyards.

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Modification to the CSA Z259.11 standard

Modification to the CSA Z259.11 standard

The CSA Z259.11-17 standard on personal energy absorbers and lanyards was recently updated by the CSA committee. This standard specifies the requirements for the performance, design, testing, labeling and marking of personal energy absorbers and lanyards.

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How to care for your work boots to make it through our canadian winters

How to care for your work boots to make it through our canadian winters

To prepare appropriately for the winter season, each worker must learn how to adequately protect their work boots. The right protection, as well as regular maintenance, will be beneficial on several levels: an increase in the boots service life and improvement of your comfort during long work days. The maintenance of your boots includes a few steps, such as the daily cleaning, waxing as well as applying a specialized protector.

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Best Practices for Safe Roof Snow Removal

Best Practices for Safe Roof Snow Removal

Every winter, several work accidents occur when removing snow from roofs, whether by falling from heights, being buried, suffering from discomforts, etc. Whatever the type of roof slope (a slanted or flat roof), here are the best practices to perform removal while minimizing risks of accidents.

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CSA Z259.11 Standard: A New Version of the Standard for Working at Heights

CSA Z259.11 Standard: A New Version of the Standard for Working at Heights

Falls constitute a substantial part of injuries occurring on construction sites or when working at heights. When planning the work, it is essential to minimize risks by considering the equipment assembled on the ground, by installing a guardrail, or otherwise, by ensuring that the worker wears a safety harness linked to a fall restraint system. Also, according to the current regulations and standards, as well as the various trades, the safety harness must be fixed to an anchorage system using a fall arrest connecting device that limits the maximum fall arrest force according to specific data.

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