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New Fall Protection Anchorage

The 3M DBI-SALA Mobi-Lok offers new fall protection anchorage versatility. This portable vacuum anchor system can attach to virtually any smooth, no porous surface which enables workers the ability to work safely anywhere needed. Each unit is engineered and rated for fall arrest applications up to 310 pounds, and can also be used for fall restraint for maximum versatility.

With no drilling or welding required for installation there is virtually no impact on productivity with minimal downtime. Portability is an added feature allowing workers to easily move anchorage points as needed for different coverage areas.

Mobi-Lok Used in Tank Farm Applications

All Mobi-Lok models are OSHA, CE and AS/NZS compliant. There is a comprehensive backup system as well. If there is any compression lost on the seal, an audio alarm will sound to notify the user to check the vacuum seal.

Two units can be used together to create a horizontal lifeline across a wider span. This creates a continuous anchorage point for up to two users to work simultaneously. The versatility of this product makes it an excellent …
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Sawmill Safety Checklist

Sawmill Safety Checklist from Lumbermens


Compliance Assistance Resources from the US Dept. of Labor

In a news release issued January 11th, 2019 by the US Department of Labor there will be compliance assistance resources to protect workers from falls. Here is a copy of the release.

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a collection of compliance assistance resources to address falls in the workplace, the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction industry. OSHA’s goal is to promote awareness about common fall hazards in construction, educate job creators and workers on fall prevention, and reduce the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities. These resources, which continue the goals of the Department’s Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI), encourage and facilitate compliance evaluations.

Falls can be prevented if employers plan ahead to ensure the job is done safely; provide the right equipment; and train workers to use the equipment safely. OSHA is working with industry stakeholders to provide informative compliance assistance resources.

  • The sixth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be held May 6-10, 2019. The weeklong outreach event encourages employers …
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Winter Sales Conference 2019

This week the Fall Protection Systems Sales team will be holding their annual Winter Sales Conference. During this semi annual event all of the outside territory representatives will be at the FPS headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

This year’s agenda includes three days of collaboration, safety training, and new product updates for the entire team. Stay tuned for updates on all the exciting plans for the upcoming year!

Should you have any immediate fall protection needs during this three day event please contact the sales department at sales@fallprotectionsystems.com


Fall Detection: Using New Technology

Less than six months ago Apple released the Apple Watch Series 4. This new watch uses fall detection technology to connect users to emergency services if needed.

How It Works

If the watch detects a hard fall while wearing the watch, it will tap the user on the the wrist (haptic), sound an alarm, and display an alert. From the on screen alert, the user can respond to contact emergency services, or dismiss by selecting “Close” or “I’m OK.”

The watch has the ability to detect movement. As long as the user is moving after the fall, the operating system will no contact emergency services. However, if the user is immobile for a minute following the fall, it will make the call automatically as well as send a message to emergency contacts stored within the phone with the location of the user and that a hard fall was detected.

Learn more about the Apple Watch fall detection technology here.

Android Technology to Follow

This week Mobvoi announced that the TicWatch S2 & E2 that will feature new health and safety …
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