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Miller DuraSeal Self-Retracting Lifeline – New Product

The new patent-pending Miller DuraSeal Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) is designed to perform in the harshest environments including onshore and offshore oil and gas, mining and petrochemical. The sealed technology, reusable brake system, field replaceable lifeline and corrosion resistant materials keep the product in the field to lower your cost of ownership.

Miller DuraSeal Self-Retracting Lifeline Features

• Prevents contaminants from entering the unit with highest industry rated sealed technology IP69K • Built to last reusable brake design withstands multiple falls • Quick, low cost repair is achieved with field replaceable lifeline • Reduces fatigue and increases productivity with units up to 30% lighter than competitive sealed units • Product service life is extended in the harshest environments with corrosion resistant components

Miller DuraSeal Self-Retracting Lifeline Competitive Advantages

  • Prevents contaminants from entering the unit with highest industry rated sealed technology IP69K.  In addition to meeting IP68, the Miller DuraSeal™ meets IP69K – a more stringent test requiring close range high-pressure/high temperature spray downs. The Miller DuraSeal design entirely seals and protects the brake system, power spring and bearings to …
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Product Highlight: Nano-Lok Self Retracting Lifeline

The Nano-Lok Self Retracting Lifeline is ergonomically designed for ease of use and it is ideally used directly connected to a user’s harness.  The unique twin-leg SRL quick connector design leaves the dorsal D-ring available for other uses and provides a snug fit–it’s virtually unnoticeable while connected.

Nano-Lok Self Retracting Lifeline Highlights

  • Swiveling anchorage loop with snap hook
  • 6 ft. (1.8m) 3/4″ (19mm) Dynema polyester web lifeline
  • Self-locking snap hook on lifeline
  • Extremely compact, lightweight design
  • Tough and impact resistant thermoplastic housing
  • Quick activating speed sensing brake system
  • High capacity external energy absorber and impact indicator
  • i-Safe equipped
  • Wide variety of configurations available

COMPACT Nano-Lok™ is ergonomically designed for ease-of-use and is ideal for direct connection to most harnesses. At only 1.6 lbs., it’s virtually unnoticeable on your back, stays out of the way and can be easily used as a lanyard replacement.

VERSATILE Whether your application requires single or twin leg configurations, mounting to an overhead anchor or for connection directly to a harness, there are more than 30 models to choose from to suit almost any application.

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Harness Life Expectancy

Harness life expectancy is a common question at Fall Protection Systems.  There are not any OSHA or ANSI guidelines or regulations that determine how long a harness can be used before it is retired from commission.  OSHA does require that personal fall arrest systems shall be inspected prior to each use for wear, damage and other deterioration, and defective components shall be removed from service.  ANSI requires that equipment shall be inspected by the user before each use and, additionally, by a competent person other than the user at intervals of no more than one year.

Full body harnesses that are exposed to a fall arrest should be removed from service immediately.

FPS carries harnesses manufactured by both Miller by Honeywell, and 3m Fall Protection, see below for information provided on their harnesses.

Miller Fall Protection

ANSI does not reference a maximum service life for synthetic fiber products. ANSI standards require that the user remove the equipment from service if it has been subject to the forces of arresting a fall. ANSI also states that when inspection reveals defects …
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Miller TurboLite Edge

New Online Store Product: Miller® TurboLite™ Edge Personal Fall Limiters

In work sites of every variety, edges are much more common than people realize – and they pose a greater risk than you’d expect. Without protection designed for edges, traditional lifelines risk being severed. Designed for performance in sharp and smooth edge applications, the Miller TurboLite Edge offers versatility, enhanced user mobility and maximum safety. The TurboLite Edge ensures workers are safe in applications requiring foot-level tie-off or working near edges.

Maximizes versatility for virtually any short-range application

Available in working lengths from 6-ft to 12-ft in twin and single configurations with cable or web lifelines accommodate a wide-range of applications. A variety of connector options including tie-back offer maximum versatility.

Provides protection for a wider range of workers

With a 420-lb (189 kg) weight capacity for all connections down to foot-level, Miller TurboLite™ Edge takes adaptability to new heights.

Miller TurboLite Edge Features

Increases safety Models available for sharp and smooth edges include an integral shock absorber to keep the lifeline intact in the event of a fall over …
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Build Your Own Portable Guardrail Kit

Are you in need of temporary or portable guard rail fall protection?  Whether you are setting up guardrail on the perimeter of a roof or closing off a wall opening, there are unlimited configurations with the FPS Build Your Own portable Guardrail Kit.  These kits are available for sale online and ready in three easy steps.

Portable Guardrail Kit – Step One

The first step is to access your guardrail & fall protection needs.  Ask yourself these questions.  Which areas are hazardous and can lead to potential falls?  How is that area covered and how could guardrail work to keep employees safe?  Take measurements of the area that requires fall protection.  Drawing a diagram with the measurements can be very helpful when you get to step two.

Portable Guardrail Kit – Step Two

The second step is to visit our online store.  Guardrail sections can be found here.  Base assemblies for guardrail can be found here.  Refer back to your diagram or sketch to calculate the distance of guardrail needed and the number of bases.  Guardrail comes in 6ft, …
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Product Spotlight: Exofit Strata Harness

This week’s product highlight is the Exofit Strata harness from Capital Safety.  This full body harness is arc flash and flame resistant to meet the needs of the utility industry.  The unique spring loaded dorsal D-rings ensure fast, easy, and safe connections.  Designed with comfort in mind the ergonomic nomex/kevlar back along with shoulder and leg padding always stays in place to enhance comfort and worker satisfaction.

The ExoFit XP design is based on the concept of a single piece of material constructed in the shape of an “X” that wraps around you for the ultimate in no-tangle donning and comfortable security. From the moment you put it on; the ExoFit exceeds anything you have ever worn in a fall protection harness. The materials are soft and lightweight, yet extremely durable. The back, shoulder and leg padding provides ultimate comfort and is even removable.

Every DBI-SALA harness combines maximum comfort, freedom of movement and ease of use without sacrificing safety. All DBI-SALA harnesses are designed to securely retain you in case of a fall and distribute the impact forces throughout …
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KeeHatch Lite Safety Railing System

New from our partners at Kee Safety come the KeeHatch Lite Safety Railing System.  The KeeHatch® Safety Railing System is designed for safe egress and ingress through roof access hatches and for protection of the roof opening while the roof hatch is open. The railing system meets OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.23 and 29 CFR 1910.27.

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.23 requires that the exposed sides of openings in roofs or floors have some form of guardrail protection. When the hinged cover for an opening is left up, the exposed sides must be appropriately protected. KeeHatch® is comprised of Kee Klamp fittings which are supplied in a corrosion resistant galvanized finish and now also available in Kee Lite aluminium .

KeeHatch® can also be used in conjunction with the KeeGuard Roof Edge Protection System in order to provide a durable and long lasting, OSHA Compliant roof fall protection system

KeeHatch Lite Safety Railing System Features

Seven different models plus custom sizes are available to suit any situation. KeeHatch Railing Systems are able to integrate with existing roof openings and ladderways.

Comfort Grip Connector From DBI-SALA

New from DBI Sala is the Comfort Grip Connector.  This unique design protects the users hand, no more busted knuckles on the job!  ​​​​The Comfort Grip snap hook is ideal for those requiring direct connection to the anchorage structure such as scaffolding and towers. The 2-1/4″ (57mm) gate opening is transverse load rated and allows safe tie off in multiple orientations to various structures directly. The unique design keeps the user’s hand out of the way – no more busting your knuckles.

Versatility, freedom at heights and design all come together in this new product.  In the event of a fall, all models have a hand-guard pin that will shear in the event of a fall to allow the connector to align in the direction of the fall.  The connector is available on EZ-Stop Laynards, Shockwave 2 Lanyards, Nano-Lok Personal SRL’s, and Nano-Lok Edge Personal SRL’s.  All now available in the Fall Protection Systems Online Store.

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VERI5000 – Anchorage Verification Device

What is an anchorage verification device?  An AVD (anchorage verification device) is designed to run proof tests on fall protection and construction anchors.  With custom bridges and legs it was built for ease of use to verify OSHA & ANSI requirements on anchor points.  Not only does the device take measurements, in connects via bluetooth technology to a downloadable application.  Through the use of the app, have reports and required documentation at your fingertips.

Fall Protection Systems is pleased to offer this innovative product to our customers.  To order online visit the FPS Online Store to learn more and view pricing.

Anchorage Verification Device – What to Proof-Test & Why

Standards for ‘Personal Fall Arrest Systems’ are often confusing and left to interpretation. Therefore, VERI5000TM has provided this guide to help you make an educated decision based on the standards (see below) and the equipment you are using.

Watch the product in use and learn about how it works with this informational video.


OSHA Compliant Guardrail Systems

Workers on construction sites that are exposed to vertical drops of 6 feet or more require fall protection.  OSHA compliant guardrail systems, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems for each employee are often the answer.  It is at the employer’s discretion to decide which preventative action makes the most sense.  Depending upon the work being performed, longevity of the work site, and location of the hazard all play a role in which type of system to use.  Guardrails are often used around roof edges, skylights, hatches, loading docks, mezzanines, elevated platforms, and for construction site safety.

 

OSHA Compliant Guardrail Systems Requirements

If OSHA Compliant Guardrail Systems are utilized the following provisions must be met:

  • Top edge height of top rails, or equivalent guardrail system members, must be between 39 and 45 inches above the walking/working level, except when conditions warrant otherwise and all other criteria are met (e.g., when employees are using stilts, the top edge height of the top rail must be increased by an amount equal the height of the stilts).
  • Midrails, screens, mesh, …
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