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Escape and Rescue Fall Protection Webinar

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May 06, 2021

3M is offering this webinar for free during Safety Stand-Down Week.

Year after year, falls continue to be one of the most common workplace injuries. Employers make efforts to protect their employees by eliminating the need to go to heights or putting in place measures to protect workers from a risk of a fall. On construction sites, these efforts alone will not protect all workers, as employees will still need to work in situations where they are exposed to a potential fall.

When we place workers in these situations, we need to make sure there is a way to get them down or rescue them. The webinar session will look at aspects of an effective rescue plan, how a plan can be successful, and identify the ABCs of rescue — including how a simple item added to each harness could aid the fallen worker.

At 3M, we are Canadian health and safety experts who help protect workers in a changing world. We collaborate with our customers and use research-backed science to help them solve their safety concerns and help eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. It’s 3M science that helps make sure every worker gets home safely at the end of the day.

Meet the expert: Don Medeiros

Don brings to 3M Canada a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) from the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University as well as 18 years of practical experience in the field of occupational health and safety. He is currently serving as a Senior Safety Applications Professional supporting the USAC Fall protection business. He has worked predominantly within the construction sector in a wide range of industrial and commercial settings and has been a practicing Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) for over a decade.

In recent years Don has shifted his safety focus to fall protection given the continued frequency of fall injuries and fatalities both in construction and at large, through training, disseminating technical specifications and field consultation for various applications. Don has been a certified instructor in Ontario, under the Ministry Of Labour (MOL) Working at Heights Program, with both the (IHSA) Infrastructure Health & Safety Association and 3M’s Fall Protection Business.


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