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Upgrade from Sagging Cable Lifelines

Not all overhead fall protection is created equal. While there are applications that call for overhead cable lifelines, where possible, overhead rigid rail is the safest form of fall protection. Take a look at this recent upgrade from sagging cable lifelines.

Upgrade from Sagging Cable Lifelines

An oil terminal facility had existing overhead cable lifelines for a two-track worksite that was not meeting their demands for safe work over railcars. The cable lifeline was inadequately installed around overhead obstructions causing the trolley to get stuck regularly and an inability to maintain proper tension.  These deficiencies slowed down work and exposed workers to unsafe fall distances.

The Fall Protection System team engineered, manufactured, and installed a solution that used the client’s existing support columns, minimizing overall project cost. The cable line was replaced with our patented TD3 Truss Overhead Rigid Rail with a galvanized finish to hold up to the outdoor elements for decades of fall protection. 

The project was done incrementally per the client’s request. Replacing one track at a time reduced disruption to their business processes and …
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Safety Cannot be Overlooked

As we ask so many to continue to work each day to provide essential services, including food, power, utilities, and distribution, we must continue to do what we can to keep them safe on the job. As pressure mounts and pace increases, so do accidents. Worker safety cannot be overlooked.

Safety Cannot be Overlooked

Fall-related injuries and fatalities are a leading threat to worker safety but preventable with proper fall protection and prevention equipment solutions. Solutions to remove these fall hazards range from quick fixes to custom-engineered solutions, but you can make progress to resolve all fall hazards now.

Some quick fall protection solutions include:

  • Properly fitted PPE – Each worker using a fall arrest system should have their own, uniquely fitted harness. Harnesses come in a variety of sizes and configurations. They should only be used for their intended application and weight capacity. They should be inspected daily to ensure good working condition and custom-fitted to the individual user.
  • Guardrails and safety gates – OSHA requires protection from trip and fall hazards, including open edges, floor or wall openings, rooftop perimeters, and walkway obstructions. …
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Protecting Workers at Heights On Ladders

Falls from ladders account for 20 percent of all fatal and lost work-day injuries in general industry. In an effort to reduce these occurrences, OSHA recently updated rules regarding protecting workers at heights on ladders. The updated ladder safety guidelines require employers to protect workers from falling off fixed and portable ladders as well as mobile ladder stands and platforms.

Protecting Workers at Heights On Ladders

The new rule requires that employers install personal fall arrest or ladder safety systems on new and replacement fixed ladders over 24 feet. Existing ladders over 24 feet that may currently be protected with cages and wells must have those fall prevntion applications replaced with personal fall arrest systems or ladder safety systems by 2036.

Ladder safety systems are attached to a fixed ladder and designed to eliminate or reduce the possibility of a worker falling off the ladder. A ladder safety system usually consists of a carrier, safety sleeve, lanyard, connectors, and body harness. Cages and wells are NOT considered ladder safety systems

Products like the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Lad-Saf ™ Cable Vertical …
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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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New Technology: Smart Lock Connected SRL

The 3M Smart Lock Connected SRL is the first digitally connected SRL in the fall protection industry. Brake event notifications are sent via mobile web app services. Additional features include a service light and time stamped usage data to confirm how and when it was used.

Full Features

Now you can quickly make smart inventory management decisions using remote monitoring technology and the integrated Connected Safety RFID tag. All of this, available in one rugged, ergonomic SRL. 

  • The first digitally connected SRL in the fall protection industry
  • Brake event notifications sent via the mobile/web app, and a service light on the SRL, help improve incident reporting and response
  • Time stamped usage data (extensions, pawl locks, brake events) can help confirm when and how the SRL has been used
  • Get equipment status and usage statistics from multiple SRLs to enhance inventory management
  • Patented magnetic retraction control system allows lifeline to retract smoothly and hands free
  • Patented dual label system located within ergonomic cable handle simplifies inspections and reduces the need for replacement
  • 4 ft. fall clearance allows workers up to 310 lbs. to meet OSHA’s 1910.140 general …
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Guardrail Warehouse Barriers

A new take on an existing product from Fall Protection Systems. Guardrail warehouse barriers are available to prevent machinery collisions. These easy to assemble guardrail systems can be used to protect:

  • Walls
  • Corners
  • Racking Units
  • Posts
  • Pipes

This guardrail is sold as a kit option and can be used both indoor and outdoor in hot dip galvanized steel and powder coated in yellow for higher visibility.

Other advantages of this fully modular system is that they are easy to put together and even re-configure if needed. Should any part become damaged it is easily replaceable.

To learn more about these systems or receive pricing contact us at 888-596-5367!


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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New Product: EdgeSafe Smart Gate

Improve employee and customer safety the smart way by utilizing the EdgeSafe™ Smart Gate from PS Safety Access™ in your facility. Customizable to fit your specific application, our smart gate is ideal for crowd control where forklift traffic (or other machinery traffic) is present. Start improving your walkway safety today with the EdgeSafe Smart Gate.

EdgeSafe Smart Gate Benefits

  • Safety That Pays – The EdgeSafe Smart Gate keeps your team safe while keeping your facilityrunning efficiently
  • Flexible Sizing – Gate systems from 48″ – 108″ clear opening widths
  • Easy Operation – Counterbalanced design makes it easy for one person to operate the gate smoothly with just one hand
  • No Slamming – A unique dampening system keeps the gate from closing hard, and the damper is specially mounted high up to prevent it from becoming damaged
  • Lifts Out Of The Way – The gate lifts vertically 90 degrees (without pinch points), giving access to the restricted/protected area
  • Built To Last – Heavy-gauge steel and a powder coat yellow finish make it ideal for repetitive use
  • Ships via FedEx or UPS – Once assembled, simply bolts to existing floor or concrete

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Product Highlight Roofer Fall Protection Kit

Product highlight roofer fall protection kit from DBI Sala.  Compliance in a Can™ is often imitated, but never matched. Protecta® pioneered the creation of a complete fall protection system available in a convenient container. The success of the original “can” spawned the creation of several variations with different anchorage devices and a light series. The light series includes a harness and some type of shock absorbing lanyard. This approach to fall protection simplifies the buying decision and makes choosing the correct system simple, fast and safe. Our easy to use kits provide the perfect solution and are legendary for their performance, value, quality and safety.

All purpose fall protection kit includes 1191995 FIRST™ harness, 1341001 PRO™ 6 ft. (1.8m) single-leg shock absorbing lanyard and carrying bag.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Complete all purpose fall protection system in one handy container
  • Lightweight FIRST™ harness with pass-thru buckle legs and 5-point adjustment (model 1191995)
  • PRO™ 6 ft. (1.8m) single-leg shock absorbing lanyard (model 1341001)
  • Durable nylon carrying bag with handles