Safety Products & Resources
Hoist and Crane Safety
With over 40 years experience in the business, Shupper-Brickle knows the importance of a safe workplace, including the safe maintenance and operation of overhead material handling equipment. Whether the equipment is used once a year or everyday, Shupper-Brickle can help to make sure that your equipment is in good shape and your employees are educated on its proper usage. Our OSHA Inspections provide proof of compliance with government workplace mandates. See the links below for more information or click here to contact us.
Learn more about Shupper-Brickle’s Services for Safety:
Fixed Ladder Inspections
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>Top 5 Rules of Hoisting
>Top 5 Rules for Architects, Engineers, Planners
>Rigging Inspections for Contractors & the Entertainment Industry
>Knowledge Base Article: Safe Hoisting Operation Do's & Don'ts
Looking for Fall Arrest Parts, Fall Arrest Inspections, or Fall Arrest Operator Training?
Fall Protection equipment is designed to protect personnel working at heights or over dangerous equipment or machinery. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulates the requirements for and proper use of this equipment (Standard 1910.66, App. C).
Shupper-Brickle has experience providing Fall Protection for diverse operations through Fall Arrest Systems. We work with different products and suppliers to provide the best equipment for your application. We additionally offer Fall Protection Equipment Inspections and Fall Protection Operator Training. See the links below for more information or contact us for more information.
Fall Arrest Products:
Sellstrom - RTC Product Page
Rigid Lifelines Product Page
Fall Protection Inspection Service
Fall Protection Operator Training
Related Pages and Articles:
>Knowledge Base: OSHA Standard 1910.66 App C
Confined Space Retrievals
Confined Space Retrieval Systems are designed for safety when working in underground excavations and enclosed spaces, such as storage tanks, process vessels, or manholes. OSHA describes a confined space as having “limited or restricted means for entry or exit” and “not designed for continuous employee occupancy.” These environments are highly dangerous and potentially lethal for the personnel who work in them. Hazards include a lack of oxygen and/or the accumulation of other gases that may rapidly replace all oxygen, increase to toxic levels, or become explosive. Many of the deaths reported are a result of failed rescue attempts that also took the life of the would-be rescuer.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) makes three main recommendations for such environments:
1. Recognition – Understanding what constitutes a confined space and the potential hazards.
2. Testing, Evaluation, & Monitoring –“Tests should be made for oxygen level, flammability, and known or suspected toxic substances.”
3. Rescue – Personnel “should be equipped with rescue equipment, including a safety line attached to the worker in the confined space…The rescue procedures should be practiced frequently enough to provide a level of proficiency that eliminates life-threatening rescue attempts and ensures an efficient and calm response to any emergency.”
Shupper-Brickle Equipment provides Confined Space Retrieval Systems and training designed to meet the above recommendations and OSHA’s standards. See the links below for more information or contact us for more information.
Confined Space Retrieval by Sellstrom-RTC
Confined Space Systems Brochure
Source: DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 86-110
Ask the Safety Manager
We asked Shupper-Brickle’s Service & Safety Manager, Daniel Cahill: What’s the #1 safety issue you see in the field?
“The #1 safety issue I see in the field is a lack of education. A lot can go wrong when employees don’t have the proper training on overhead material handling equipment use and maintenance.
Thankfully, this is a simple problem to address. I highly recommend the benefits of operator training classes for new employees and an annual refresher course for existing employees. To really drive the point home, add specific operator rules and procedures to your employee handbook and hang procedural signs in the work area.
Considering the potential costs and possible injuries due to equipment misuse, these basic steps are very proactive measures in safety and prevention.”
For more information on implementing safety training in your facility, contact us at 800-642-7263 or e-mail Service@SBOMH.com