OSHA looking at Height Safety regulation changes

Bulk Transporter article on possible OSHA changes

OSHA’s 2016 Regulatory Schedule

 

It looks like the other shoe is finally about to drop.  For the longest time the tank truck industry has required it’s drivers to climb atop their trucks to load & unload, clean out tanks, and do QC checks.  It’s one of the most dangerous aspects of the job and for anyone whose been on top of a walkway, the thought of a fall is cringe worthy.

Now it appears as though OSHA is taking charge in making significant changes to the now archived Miles Memo.  In our longterm research we have found that 75% of falls in the trucking industry occur during access and egress.  This is why the TRAM system was designed to protect the driver at all times when preforming maintenance atop the truck.  With our 24″ tethers connecting you to the TRAM Arm, you can never fall away from our protection system.  This means you won’t hit the side of your truck like a wrecking ball should you slip and fall from the top surface.

It will be interesting to see how things progress with OSHA.  Those in the industry know the different interpretations of the Miles Memo left a loophole that allowed the transportation industry to avoid height safety regulations; where virtually every other “working at height” industry has strict regulations at the behest of the workers.

It appears as though April 2016 will be a pivotal month in determining what direction OSHA points the industry towards.

 

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Welcome to the Standfast USA Blog

Welcome to the Standfast USA blog.

In the coming weeks, you’ll find information regarding Height Safety & Fall Protection on this site with updates coming at least once a week.

Our goal is to provide visitors current news and opinion pieces on the current status of the Height Safety & Fall Protection industries.

Standfast is the manufacturer of the highly decorated TRAM Fall Protection System, with over 10,000 units installed world wide.  The TRAM System provides fall restraint or arrest protection as well as an integrated, adjustable handhold for both stability and confidence.

TRAM protects both operators and mechanics during rigging or maintenance activities whose locations are accessed from an elevated location.

TRAM secures the user during dangerous access/egress at ladder-to-platform transition.

The TRAM system exceeds fall protection standards world wide, with many different variants that allow it to be configured to your specific needs.

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