Of the top four injuries that lead to fatalities in the construction industry, “falls” account for a greater percentage than the next 3 injuries combined. A fall hazard is created when maintenance, cleaning, and inspection work is done via the open utility manhole. Holehat is the temporary cover that eliminates this hazard. The unit is lightweight, portable, and simple to use. Field personnel can maintain a safe working environment for themselves and pedestrians while performing required tasks. More reasons why you need Holehat:
§ Holehat provides a raised visual deterrent and fall protection in one unit.
§ The safety cover fits 24” and 30” round manholes.
§ The retractable cover makes the unit portable while allowing for hoses upto 8-in to be used with the cover still over the manhole.
§ Will make utility/agency compliant with OSHA 1926.501(b)(4)(i).
§ Designed to exceed OSHA 1926.502(i)(2).
§ The most violated OSHA standard is fall protection. For the Year 2014 to 2015 there were 7,300 fines for non-compliance under OSHA 1926.502 at an average of $3,250.
§ OSHA has raised fines for violations 78% effective August 1, 2016.
§ Falls account for the greatest number of fatalities in the workplace and have an average cost of $41,393, fatalities costing $1,390,000. (National Safety Council, 2013).
§ Very long design life. Holehat will provide many years of fall protection giving the agency the ability to capitalize the safety expense over multiple years.
§ YOU JUST MIGHT SAVE A LIFE!