Prevent Falls in Construction

May 2-6, 2016

Falls in the construction industry remain the leading cause of industry deaths. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Feb 2016) in 2014 there were 874 worker fatalities, or 1 in 5 workers. Of these, 349 were from falls at height. In its third year, OSHA will once again be dedicating another week-long campaign to their continued efforts of bringing awareness to fall prevention in construction. Employers are highly encouraged to take the time to participate by using the workday to educate and remind their employees on the risks of working at height. Click here to learn more about how you can do your part.

My Great New Life
Making the Transition
The Military Times recently visited Gravitec to speak with Training Advisor Matt Paulk, to talk about his transition from the Air Force to his successful new career at Gravitec. Read more of Matt's story here.
MAY 17-18, Loveland, CO
If you happen to be in the Denver area be sure to to check out Gravitec's Special Projects Manager, Kevin Denis, at this year's WAPA and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association's second Fall Protection Symposium. He will be sharing his experience and professional knowledge of fall protection programs. 
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc.
Western Area Power Administration
Take a look around our training floor and you'll notice touches of green here and there. That color serves an important function for us: engineered anchors. We've recently added even more green to our space to provide additional functionality to our training floor. Whether practicing rope access skills, or training or performing rescues on a swing stage, these engineered anchors now provide for a safer and more secure way to perform all these things.
Protect Yourself
From the sun that is. The days are getting longer, which means summer is just around the corner. Don't get caught without proper protection from the sun. The CMC Rescue Sunbrero blocks your face, ears, and the back of your neck from sun exposure. Mention this ad and get your Sunbrero today for just $29.50 (MSRP $36.00). Phone orders only. Can not be combined with any other offer or discounts.


Roofing Contractor Sentenced to Prison
OSHA Fine for WI Contractor

Roofing contractor sentenced to prison for lying to OSHA about worker death

James J. McCullagh, 60, pleaded guilty in December to four counts of making false statements, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of willfully violating an OSHA rule that caused a worker’s death, and has been sentenced to 10 months in prison. Prosecutions of OSHA violators are rare, but they are growing in number. Read More

Parkland Construction pleads guilty to one charge in Alan Fraser’s death

21-year old Alan Fraser lost his life as he was dumping debris from the sixth floor atop a Clayton Park building. “That company had no safety plan, gave no training and had no fall arrest. As a citizen, I’m not surprised they’ve pleaded guilty to one of those charges,” said Bruce Collins, General Manager of the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association. Read More
PETZL ALERT: Malicious acts carried out On ASPIR harnesses
Petzl ASPIR harnesses modified by malicious third parties are being sold online. They pose a mortal danger to users. Learn More.
April Courses


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Fall Protection Trainer & Refresher

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US Navy OPNAV 5100 Chapter 13 Competent Person and Refresher

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Wind Turbine Climber and Rescue Trainer & Refresher

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