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The Difference in Leading Edge vs. Regular Applications: Bacon's Safety Tip

Feb 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Quad City Safety

Bacon wants to keep you safe when working at heights! 

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry! The thing is — they're avoidable. That's why risk assessments need to be done on the regular and workers need to be given the fall protection equipment they need to stay safe. Guess what else? They need to be trained on the difference between leading edges and regular applications. 

It is not only important to train workers to know how to use fall protection correctly, according to OSHA 1926.503, it's the LAW!

Here are a few tips to help workers understand why leading edge applications are different than regular applications.

Bacon’s Safety Tips Leading Edge Protection.


Are your workers protected? Check out this brief video for more info!

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Make sure you check out the updated Z359.14 to make sure you are using the right PPE for the job!


For some more guidance on selecting the right fall protection for your needs, contact us to schedule your PPE Evaluation.


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Topics: Fall protection, Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Bacon's Safety Tips

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