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Fall Safety: Choosing the Right PPE
Jan 23rd 2017

Fall Safety: Choosing the Right PPE

Today we invite you to take a closer look at what makes 3M DBI-SALA┬« Fall Protection products a great choice for all your fall safety needs. Fall safety includes any situation where you or your workers are in danger of death or injury in the event of losing your balance or grip while on the job. This includes climbing a ladder, pole or conducting a roof inspection, to doing suspended platform w … read more
Retrofit Notice on DBI-SALA Advanced Adjustable Offset Davit Systems
May 19th 2016

Retrofit Notice on DBI-SALA Advanced Adjustable Offset Davit Systems

Have you purchased one or several of the following products? Capital Safety has determined that these following DBI-SALA Advanced Adjustable Offset Davit Systems manufactured before 1/1/16 do not fully meet some of the loads specified for certain davit adjustment positions as represented in the "Instruction for Use" (IFU) manual & product labels. This is NOT a recall and there … read more
The Right Vertical System for Your Tower, Tank, or Manhole
Feb 4th 2016

The Right Vertical System for Your Tower, Tank, or Manhole

Lad-Saf is a name that has been around as a solution for fixed vertical climbs for years. The heart of the system is a flexible steel cable stretched between a top and bottom bracket in front of the ladder or climbing pegs. If you've got a top and bottom attachment point, you've likely got what you need for this sturdy, safe vertical system from DBI-SALA. Workers attach a Lad-Saf Cable … read more
Aug 3rd 2015

Tool Fall Protection - Who Knew?

Contact with objects" incidents are the 3rd highest cause of death in the workplace. When it comes to a defense against falling tools, people often rely on hard hats, tool nets, and toe boards. In the last annual Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 52,260 workers were struck by falling objects. That's just the incidents that were reported to OSHA, the real number is likely much higher. htt … read more
Jul 24th 2015

What are the Best Work Harnesses for Women?

There are more women performing work that requires personal protective equipment (PPE) than ever before. A 1999 OSHA report stated that poorly fitting safety gear did not function properly nor provide the intended protection. While the situation has improved in the past 13 years, there still are relatively few full-body work harnesses that fit most women well. There are some opt … read more
May 15th 2015

Which Fall Protection Harness is the Most Comfortable?

The old saying that you get what you pay for is especially true when we are talking about the most comfortable work harnesses. While there are hundreds of harnesses on the market that meet OSHA and ANSI standards, most of them fail to meet basic standards of comfort. For instance, the most economical fall protection harness we carry at is the Protecta AB17510. It's … read more
Mar 2nd 2015

Better Call Saul for Fall Protection for Lone Workers

Better Call Saul is the new prequel spin-off from Breaking Bad is about a small-time lawyer hustling to make ends meet. In the first episode he has a big billboard put up to advertise his practice. The guy putting up the billboard falls, his DBI-SALA harness works, the lawyer rushes to the rescue, comedy ensues. The reason we're mentioning this isn't just because it's a good tie-in with somethi … read more
Feb 25th 2015

What's The Best Confined Space Entry Tripod?

There are plenty of companies out there who only do the occasional confined space entry. Their definition of the best tripod will likely be very different from a company, utility, or facility that uses their tripod on a daily or weekly basis. For the first type of buyer, they likely just want something that meets OSHA requirements. They want something they know is going to be safe, and they are … read more
Feb 2nd 2015

Which Are The Best Tower Climbing Harnesses?

Your  harness is a pillar of your fall protection equipment. Picking the right one depends on the type of work you do, how often you do it, and what your budget can afford. Here are our picks for the best harnesses for tower climbers looking at cost, comfort, adjustment, and weight. The king of the tower climbing harnesses is still the DBI-SALA ExoFit NEX for Tower Climbi … read more
Aug 20th 2014

The Top Upgrades for Gloves and Harnesses

Just as there are plenty of cars that will get you from A to B, just like safety equipment that will keep you safe and cover your OSHA requirements. But not everyone wants to drive a Smart Car. In fact, if you drive all the time or you have lots of equipment to haul around (to take this metaphor a bit further) that little sucker may not be the right choice at all. Let's take a look at some o … read more
Oct 21st 2013

The Best Harness for Tower Climbers

There is an old joke among climbers that industry standards for harnesses require them to be as uncomfortable as possible. That certainly may have been the case a few years back. Fall safety standards had companies scrambling to produce harnesses that would shield workers from fall forces, but rarely did they take movement and comfort into account. Today the same companies that have been combin … read more
May 16th 2012

The Compatibility of Fall Protection Equipment

Several of our users have asked us about the compatibility of fall protection components between different manufacturers. OSHA, in their wisdom, writes thousands of words on the subject, but in a way that only an attorney would be able to understand. We'll try to distill the issue so that everyone gets it. No. Don't use a lanyard from one company and an anchorage or other device from anot … read more