Gear up for safe working

April 1, 2008

Click It! campaign Despite it being an ANSI/OSHA requirement, many boom lift operators don’t wear a full-body harness and short lanyard. Aerial Work Platform Training Inc. (AWPT) launched the Click It! campaign in 2007 to encourage occupants of boom type lifts of the need to wear this important safety equipment. The simple message “Click it! …

Working safely at height

December 1, 2007

Fall protection basics Employees working on tent installations are at an increased risk of injury from height. According to OSHA, a fall hazard exists any time an employee is working at a height greater than 4 feet. Because tent companies cannot effectively eliminate the hazard, they are required to provide protection against it. Develop a …

Risk management: The best-laid plans

August 1, 2007

Managing risk in the tent rental industry is difficult, but not impossible. By Jessica Sellers Even in the face of external forces outside your control, managing risk appropriately is not an impossible task. Risk management is a process that all reputable event companies take seriously. “Experience can tell you what the risks are,” says Tom …

Site safety standards

When Ken Keberle, technical resources director at Karl’s Event Rental, Oak Creek, Wis., took a crew to Vancouver, B.C., Canada, for a tent installation, the group encountered stringent Canadian safety requirements. A lot of those requirements—such as wearing fluorescent vests and hard hats—became habits, and the company brought those habits back to its U.S. jobs. …