Safety in the Workplace

Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips, Aug 15, 2018

YorkHoist – Committed to Safety

At YorkHoist, we are committed to providing a safe workplace for our employees and customers. In honor of OSHA’s second annual Safe + Sound week, we would like to highlight a few of the ways YorkHoist keeps everyone safe on the job.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses among private-sector U.S. employees were reported in 2016. Fatal workplace injuries exceeded 5,000, reaching their highest level since 2008. Thanks to the training and tools offered, there have been no workplace related injuries in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 at YorkHoist.

As a Certified ISN contractor, YorkHoist is committed to providing our service staff with the training needed to complete the jobs they are assigned. Trainings offered include CPR, MSHA part 46, Confined Space, Aerial Lift, Fork Lift, Fall Protection, Lock-out Tag-out, Rigging, Emergency Response, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire Prevention & Response, Hazard Communications, Ladder Safety, Scaffold Safety, Heat Illness, Pandemic Preparedness, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Work Site Safety.

All service technicians are equipped with safety gear in their service trucks including fire extinguishers and first aid kits. To ensure that all employees are able to properly protect their feet in the field, YorkHoist offers a yearly reimbursement allowance for steel toe safety boots for all staff.

Employee safety is also top priority in the corporate office. Building evacuation plans are displayed at every exit point, outlining the main and alternate evacuation routes, as well as the designated gathering location.


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Safety Tools from YorkHoist

YorkHoist’s commitment to safety extends to our customers as well. YorkHoist sells a variety of safety products, including fall protection devices , safety cans and cabinets , spill containment products , and guardrails .

Fall Protection

Did you know falls are one of the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and even deaths? Keep you employees safe by utilizing fall protection systems to prevent employee falls from overhead platforms, elevated work stations, scaffolding, and holes In the floor or walls. OSHA requires fall protection starting at four feet in general industry settings, five feet in shipyards, and six feet in the construction industry. While guardrails and toe-boards may be sufficient fall protection for some job sites, other locations require additional fall protection in the form of fall protection harnesses, lanyards and mobile anchors.

Fall Protection Harnesses & Lanyards

Used in conjunction, fall protection harnesses and lanyards are designed to keep workers supported in the event of a fall by distributing fall forces throughout the body. These devices are used mainly in the construction, manufacturing, food & beverage and maintenance industries.


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Mobile Fall Arrest Anchor

For those in need fall protection “on the go,” YorkHoist recommends the Gorbel Ranger. The Gorbel Ranger Mobile Anchor provides complete flexibility in mobile fall arrest equipment. Attach the Ranger to a forklift, mobile cart, or your vehicle to transport the Ranger throughout your facility of campus. Need to take your system on the highway? Upgrade to the Gorbel Road Ranger Mobile Anchor and attach to any vehicle for highway towing up to 65 MPH. Pair your mobile fall arrest anchor with a full body harness and retractable lanyard for a complete fall arrest system that is trusted by aircraft and tanker car maintenance crews, large warehouse crews, and industrial equipment manufactures.

Contact your YorkHoist representative or visit YorkHoist.com to view our full catalog of safety products and let us create a custom safety solution for you.

Past Blog Posts

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Warehouse Safety
Safe Use of Fall Protection

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