fall protection

You’re Gonna Want This Tower Rescue Tool

An emergency tower rescue can be an intimidating experience to say the least. Workers need to feel like they are equipped with the safety equipment they need to get others down safely if an emergency happens. The new Rollgliss Pick-Off Strap from(…)

A Stingray and a Vest: Two New Products from Guardian

Guardian Fall Protection is a trusted maker of fall protection equipment. They’ve got two new products, for two very different applications. The Float Tux Harness seamlessly combines a reliable fall protection harness with a personal flotation device. It’s perfect for(…)

How Lad-Saf Got Even Safer

The Lad-Saf Cable Sleeve has always been an excellent fall protection tool. But Capital Safety has just made it even better. The new Lad-Saf X2 is similar to the original, providing hands free fall protection during ladder climbing, but it(…)

This Week’s Big OSHA News

This week, OSHA released the final rule for Standard 269, which regulates the electrical utility rule and affects linemen. It is an all-encompassing rule, but for the sake of brevity we’re going to focus on the fall protection aspects of(…)

The Revolutionary New Latchways PRD

The Revolutionary New Latchways PRD

The Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD) just makes sense. The PRD is a full-body harness system that allows for self rescue in the event of a fall. Here’s how it works. The PRD includes a backpack with integral descender device with 65′ (20m)(…)

Fun with ANSI Z359: Learn It, Know It, Live It

Fun with ANSI Z359: Learn It, Know It, Live It

So maybe “fun” is an exaggeration. But it is good to stay informed about fall protection standards. This excellent presentation from Capital Safety, created by Craig Firl, outlines ANSI Z359 without being too long winded. In essence, it’s an overview(…)

Knowing the Z359.14-2012 Fall Protection Standard

Updated and new safety standards are always good to revisit a few months after they are initiated. The ANSI Z359.14-2012 Fall Protection Standard took effect last fall, but now is as a good a time as any to review it.(…)