Exercising Safety Around Leading Edges

June 28, 2016

Leading edges can be extraordinarily dangerous. When constructing new metal decking, construction workers are required to slowly move across the surface, creating a new edge as the decking is built. This edge has to be properly secured in order to be safe, but the changing environment of the deck can make it easy for workers to misidentify where they are stepping and where the edge truly is. Comprehensive safety protocols and safety equipment must both be used to protect metal workers from the fall hazards inherent to this type of construction build. 

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