EI’s team of Certified Safety Professionals (CSPs), Safety Engineers, Structural Engineers, and Level 1 and Level 2 Qualified Person (QP) for Fall Protection on Vertical and Horizontal Systems provide support to General Industry and Construction clients to evaluate fall hazards and provide practical solutions to safeguard employees from these hazards. Our team of professionals conduct fall hazard inspections and audits of manufacturing facilities, industrial complexes, construction sites, and commercial facilities to evaluate fall hazards when employees are required to work from elevated walking working surfaces. Falls from elevated work surfaces continue to be one of the leading causes of fatalities in general industry and construction.

Our staff can provide assistance with the proper design and use of passive fall protection systems and active fall protection systems. EI’s safety professionals also routinely provide authorized persons and competent person fall protection training. Our on-site training courses are designed to provide site specific training for the unique fall hazards at your facility or on your construction site. The following is a summary of offerings provided for fall protection:

  1. Fall hazard assessments for General Industry and Construction
  2. Fall protection engineering design and installation
  3. Fall protection equipment selection, training, and use
  4. Development of site specific fall protection programs, policies, and procedures
  5. Compliance audits for General Industry (1910 Subpart D) and Construction (1910 Subpart M)
  6. Inspection of fixed and portable ladders, stairs, walkways, mezzanines and roofing
  7. Inspection of supported scaffolding, mobile scaffolding, scissor lifts, and aerial lifts
  8. Calculation of required fall clearances for active fall protection systems
  9. Inspection of active fall protection systems and equipment (harnesses, lanyards, connection devices, anchorages, etc.)
  10. Site audit to evaluate proper use and care of fall protection equipment
  11. Authorized person and competent person fall protection training


Great article Bill! Really enjoyed the read. Very important stuff for everyone that maintains an OSHA 300 Log to know. Even after 22 years of doing this type of recordkeeping, I even learned a couple of new things from this article.

Barry McCallum, CSP, CHMM

Corporate EHS Director, Mestek, Inc.

Ladder Safety – A Critical but Overlooked Safety Program

Ladder Safety – A Critical but Overlooked Safety Program

Ladder safety is critical in the workplace to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of employees.  Each year in the U.S. there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths that are caused by falls from ladders.  An estimated 81% of fall injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms involve a ladder.  In most situations, ladders were used improperly.  The most frequent ladder injuries include broken bones and head injuries.  This is why it is crucial for employers to comply with ladder safety requirements set by regulatory bodies like OSHA and ANSI.