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Skylight Fall Protection Miss

In 2016 a skylight fall protection miss resulted in a worker fall and fatality. Brian Iszak, a roofing contractor, fell through a flat roof and landed on the floor below. Casey Jones, another worker onsite said, “I turned around and caught the top of his head going through … through my peripheral.”

The fall hazard on the roof was covered by something similar to sheet metal, according to Michel Morin on site. It was held in place with a few screws that were not fully attached.

Had proper safety precautions been taken, a skylight fall protection miss would not have occurred. Skylight guardrail, skylight screens, and skylight nets would have been acceptable forms of fall protection.

Raptor Skynet

The Raptor Skynet is an cost-effective, OSHA approved fall protection solution for roofer contractors. It is reusable and can be installed within a few minutes. Should a worker experience a fall, this net will catch them and prevent a fall to a lower level or sub-floor. Learn more about the Raptor Skynet from Fall Protection Systems.

3M Product Recall

A 3M product recall was issued for the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok Edge and Wrap Back Self Retracting Lifelines. Should you have one of these products in use, discontinue service immediately.

Official 3M Press Release

3M Fall Protection announces an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge and the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back Self-Retracting Lifeline. These Twin-Leg Nano-Loks are used as part of a personal fall protection system that connects two self-retracting lifelines/devices (SRLs/SRDs) directly under the dorsal D-ring of a worker’s harness. The Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge is intended to be anchored at foot-level, is designed for sharp and/or leading edge applications and incorporates an energy absorber. The Twin-Leg Nano-Lok Wrap Back is intended for wrapping around an anchor and incorporates a similar energy absorber. 3M has determined that in a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber of these devices may not properly deploy which could expose the worker to serious injury or death. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this issue, these products must be removed from service immediately.

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Introducing the EdgeHalt™ Adjustable Safety Gate

GRAND FORKS, N.D., June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The new EdgeHalt™ Adjustable Safety Gate from PS Industries™ Incorporated is revolutionizing the way that industrial facilities protect personnel from the dangers of elevated guardrail openings. The most versatile gate of its kind, the EdgeHalt Adjustable Safety Gate can easily adapt to fit a large range of openings from 18″ to 36″, reducing the need for precise measurements. This self-closing swing gate provides always-in-place protection against falls from ladderways, mezzanines and other elevated platforms.

Part of the PS Safety Access™ line of products, the EdgeHalt Adjustable Safety Gate features heavy-duty springs that are backed by a guaranteed-for-life warranty and tested to withstand more than one million cycles. This gate is CE Marked and meets all OSHA, ANSI, Canada OHS and CSA guardrail standards. The EdgeHalt Adjustable Safety Gate’s design allows for easy installation with no sawing or cutting required.

“The EdgeHalt Adjustable Safety Gate is incredibly versatile,” says Dean Thorsen, National Sales Manager for PS Safety Access. “It fits almost any opening, it’s easy to install and it meets virtually every important safety standard …
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Ready to Ship Inventory

The Fall Protection Systems online store now carries a select ready to ship inventory for our customers. If you are in a rush or have a time sensitive job dependent upon fall protection products or PPE (personal protective equipment), be sure to check here first. Should you have any other time sensitive needs you can reach out to us via our online chat, contact us form, or by phone at 888-596-5367.

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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