Material Handling and Other OSHA Safety Standards

Written by Wall Street News on October 24th, 2016. Posted in Lifting chains, Sheave block calculation, Spelter socket termination

Material handling industry

The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has developed a three-step safety process:

    Plan
    Provide
    Train

Adhering to OSHA guidelines makes a profound difference in workplace and employee safety.

There are industry-specific fall protection guidelines provided by OSHA. They are as follows:

    General industry workplaces: four feet
    Shipyards: five feet
    Construction industry: six feet
    Longshoring operations:eight feet

In order to protect workers, employers need to provide the proper equipment to perform their jobs. When working on construction sites, for example, OSHA fall protection training specifies that w