Rope Access, Fall Protection and OSHA: Regulatory Updates and You

Presenter: Loui McCurley | Webinar | This presentation will outline recent updates to the recent OSHA Fall Protection Regulation as well as developments within the ANSI Z359 family of Fall Protection standards as relates to rope access. Presented by PMI’s Loui McCurley, who has been blazing new trails in safe work at height for over three…

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NFPA 1983: 2012 Edition

Presenter: Steve Hudson | Webinar |  The 2012 edition of NFPA 1983 Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services is out! All manufacturers of these products will soon be required to certify their products to this new version of NFPA 1983. This webinar is a quick review of the major product additions…

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Fall Protection, Rope Access and Regulatory Compliance in the USA

Presenter: Loui McCurley | Webinar |  Although fall prevention and protection has been repeatedly addressed by OSHA, which has suggested methods such as elimination or substitution of work, use of engineering controls, administrative controls, and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to control hazards, falls continue to be a leading cause of death…

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Ready for Rescue? A Primer on Preparation

Presenter: Loui McCurley | Webinar |  Thousands of people are working at height every day. Anyone participating in activity at height has a potential to fall. Does your workplace Emergency Action Plan include preparation for rescue from your most challenging locations? Incidents that are a reasonably foreseeable possibility should warrant a realistic response plan. Employers,…

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To Knot or Not to Knot?

Presenter: Loui McCurley | Webinar |  Any knot tied in a rope will reduce the strength of the rope at that point – but how much? Should knots really be used in life safety applications such as fall protection, rescue, and rope access? This presentation will discuss a variety of knots and their efficiency, and…

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In-House Emergency Response

Presenter: Robert Gowder | Webinar |  Robert Gowder will be presenting PMI’s latest webinar on “In-House Emergency Response”. This webinar will focus on how to best prepare workers – not professional rescuers – for post fall rescue and retrieval. Emphasizing “P.R.E. planning”, the presentation will cover Personnel, Rescue and Equipment on the jobsite. Robert is…

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Permit-Based Rope Access Planning

Presenter: Loui McCurley | Webinar |  The Rope Access Permit (Work Plan) referenced by SPRAT Safe Practices documents is intended as a tool for the employer/safety manager to use in evaluating the work to be done and to ensure that all necessary considerations have been given the attention they deserve. The Rope Access Permit is…

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Fall Protection, Rope Access and Regulatory Compliance in the USA

Presenter: Loui McCurley | Webinar |  Although fall prevention and protection has been repeatedly addressed by OSHA, which has suggested methods such as elimination or substitution of work, use of engineering controls, administrative controls, and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to control hazards, falls continue to be a leading cause of death…

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A Guide to Compliance and Safety in Post Fall Rescue for Industry

Presenter: Loui McCurley | Webinar |  ANSI Z359.2 outlines a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program for industry. One component of this involves preparing for rescue in the event of an accident. This presentation will provide an overview and guidelines for equipment and training to ensure “prompt care” as mandated by OSHA.

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Preparing for the Big One: Qualifying Equipment & Personnel for FEMA/NIMS SAR Response

Presenter: Loui McCurley | Webinar |  FEMA is in the process of developing criteria for a National Emergency Responder Credentialing System that will provide guidance for personnel and equipment responding to large scale incidents and/or disasters. This system will help to ensure that responders and equipment meet certain minimum criteria, and hopefully increase safety on…

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