Blog Articles

Jun 12th 2015

Only Batman Could Live After a Fall Like That

I haven't seen it yet, so there's no chance I'm going to spoil it for you. Apparently the Batman movie features some very questionable safety practices. In fact "practices" is probably the wrong word. If you tried this once, that would be all the practice you received. Then you'd be dead. Christian Bale aka Bruce Wayne aka Batman does some serious climbing with only a rope tied to a be … 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
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
Apr 2nd 2014

Inspection and Maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment like hard hats and harnesses aren't made to last forever. So much of this equipment has elastomeric or plastic parts that are particularly susceptible to deterioration over time. Abrasion can weaken stitching, nylon straps can be snagged and torn - even metal pieces corrode. Typically it's recommended by manufacturers that reusable PPE be replaced every 2-5 year … read more
Jul 20th 2011

Exofit NEX Harness Belt Sizing

If you have ordered a harness from DBI-SALA in the past you may recall that they come with a belt that is one size up from the harness, that is to say, if you ordered a medium harness, it would come to you with a large belt. The rationale behind this being, that once you have all of your work clothes on and the padding in the harness, a larger size belt would be needed to get around all of this … read more
Mar 3rd 2011

Selecting a Fall Protection Harness

I often get questions about which fall protection harness is the best. Although the answer may depend on the application, there is one line that seems to stand above the rest. Let’s look at this recent question: I am looking for the lightest and safest possible harness for my workers to use at our wind site. We are currently using Exofit harnesses by DBI/SALA, but they are a few years old … read more
Dec 14th 2010

What Does DBI Stand for?

Here is another question I recently received. I thought it might interest my readers: What does DBI stand for? DBI stands for Duncan & Buck Industries. Their story, however, does not end there. After their name was shortened to DBI, their company was bought by BH SALA from Sweden. They then became DBI-SALA. This company was then bought by the corporation Capital Safety, who i … read more