Fall arrest and travel restraint are two seemingly similar topics. Both of these concepts are discussed under the umbrella term of fall protection, but the words “arrest” and “restraint” have two very different implications when applied to fall protection systems. When a system provides fall arrest, it protects the worker Continue reading
On July 16, the Alberta government reported workplace injury rates had “hit an all-time recorded low,” based on the slight decrease to lost-time claims in 2013. However, a 2013 annual report released by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) indicates the total number of fatalities in 2013 has actually increased by Continue reading
Roger B. Mortimer, MD’s article “Risks and Management of Prolonged Suspension in an Alpine Harness”, in the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, sheds light on the nature and dangers of prolonged suspension. While the study focused on recreational climbers and cavers in alpine environments, its findings are equally applicable to Continue reading
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If a task is causing discomfort or pain it is important to report to your supervisor, a manager or a safety representative as soon as possible. By reporting early you reduce the chance that the injury – whether it’s a sprain or strain, overuse and inflammation or the irritation or Continue reading