Rental Davit Arms vs Project Davit Arms For Construction Purposes

New construction often requires davit arms for trade contractors to gain access to the exterior of building facades to complete suspended work. Due to liability and warranty constraints, the general contractor may not be in a position to “lend” these arms to trade contractors for their temporary use. In these instances, Pro-Bel offers the following solutions: RENTAL DAVIT ARMS (Steel) …

OSHA’s Final Rule to Update, Align, and Provide Greater Roof Top Safety

Everyone is responsible for preventing falls when working on a roof. The building owner/property manager, the self-employed contractor, any subcontractor and the worker are each responsible for safety considerations. Health and safety on the roof starts when the decision is made to access the roof or work begins near the roof edge. All aspects of working safely at a height …

National Safety Stand-Down: To Prevent Falls In Construction (Repost from United States Department of Labor)

 https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/ Check out the above link to OSHA Department of Labor. The following is a few highlights of the article: “The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 279 of the …

Suspended Platform Work on Existing Buildings Require a Special Pre-Use Inspection

This article is to inform building owners and property managers that the Ministry of Labour requires a “Special Pre-Use Inspection” on all anchors or fixed supports before any suspended work is started and used for construction purposes (work such as caulking, painting, window replacement, brickwork, etc.). In other words, all work other than window cleaning.   The specific pre-use engineered …

CERTIFICATION MANAGED PROGRAM – LETTER OF ENGAGEMENT:

Building owners require a letter of engagement from a with a qualified person or company. This qualified person must have first hand experienced with the roof anchor RDS certification process.   The engagement letter will allow the qualified person to work on behalf of the building owner in coordination with the employer (window cleaner) to start the certification process under the …

Employer Sentenced to 30 Days Jail After Worker Injured

  September 15, 2017 12:47 P.M.   BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – Ji Nan Li, carrying on business as Yi Yi Construction, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after a worker was seriously injured by a fall. On December 3, 2015, a worker employed by Ji Nan Li was working on the roof of a construction project located at 7 Burlwood …

Hiring a Design and Sales Coordinator!

Division: Ontario Reports To: Sr. Design Consultant, General Sales Manager Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time Location: Head Office, Ajax Start Date: October 2017 About Us: Today Pro-Bel is an international company employing more than 200 people. We strive on having the best people that are experienced and specifically trained to provide the leading service in the high-rise window cleaning safety industry. …

Court Reviews New Fall Protection Rule in Challenge

By Bruce Rolfsen A federal appeals court has been asked to review OSHA’s new fall protection rule for general industry that covers about 112 million workers ( Corp. Cleaning Serv. Inc. v. OSHA, 7th Cir. App., No. 16-4244, 12/27/16 ). The rule takes effect Jan. 17, though some compliance deadlines are delayed. Corporate Cleaning Services Inc., a Chicago company specializing …

Pro-Bel SUMMARY of NEW OSHA RULES

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health administration 29 CFR, Part 1910 [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0072] RIN 1218-AB80 Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) · OSHA has published its revising and updating general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with window cleaning and suspended …

OSHA’s Final Rule to Update, Align, and Provide Greater roof top safety

Everyone is responsible for preventing falls when working on a roof. The building owner/property manager, the self-employed contractor, any subcontractor and the worker are each responsible for safety considerations. Health and safety on the roof starts when the decision is made to access the roof or work begins near the roof edge. All aspects of working safely at a height …