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How to Protect Employees from Workplace Falls
May 30th 2019

How to Protect Employees from Workplace Falls

When your workers are working off the ground, there’s always a chance they could fall and injure themselves. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,190 fatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2016 alone — a 7% increase from 2015. From secure harnesses to reliable hard hats, you need to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to protect your employees from workplace falls … read more
PK Safety's New Harness Kit
Jan 28th 2019

PK Safety's New Harness Kit

PK Safety has been working with French Creek Production and is excited to announce the result of that collaboration—a harness kit with the PK Safety logo on it. French Creek is a company that’s dedicated to safety and specializes in fall safety equipment and rescue and recovery systems, and we were pleased to join them in creating a new fall harness kit. The PK Safety Harness Kit with Bag is co … read more
Delta's Comfortable New Positioning Harnesses
Jul 7th 2016

Delta's Comfortable New Positioning Harnesses

Harnesses are part of the program to provide fall safety while working at height. That's their number one job. But comfort has to be up there in the list of requirements especially for folks who wear their harnesses for long periods of time each day. Delta harnesses have come quite a long way since the days when at-height workers were tying a rope around their waist. Delta's new Ves … read more
Nov 6th 2015

Anchorage Connectors for Confined Space Work

Some say there are only two types of confined spaces: Those you've been in before, and those you haven't. And while things can certainly change even in spaces you've entered a thousand times, the need for solid anchorage is a constant. The anchorage connectors section of our site provides a range of options from permanant concrete D-ring anchors to quick and easy tie-off adapter … read more
Sep 3rd 2015

Latchways Personal Rescue Device is a Self-Rescuing Harness

In the event of a fall, traditional harnesses, lanyards and self-retracting lifeline (SRL) combinations can save a worker from serious injuries. However, they may leave workers just out of reach from work platforms. Rescue operations to retrieve fallen worker(s) are dangerous and the training for such scenarios aren't the easiest to pick up right off the bat. On top of all that, suspe … read more
Feb 3rd 2015

Certified Anchorage vs. Non-Certified Anchorage

Fall protection needs an anchorage that is capable of holding in the event of a fall. Makes sense. But how do you know if a certain point is beefy enough to hold a full-grown man and his tools doing a 6-12 ft. free fall? Unless you've had a certified anchorage installed, chances are you won't know for certain. So try to err on the side of caution. The old adage about anchorage poin … 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
Jan 19th 2015

Inspection of Fall Safety Equipment by a Competent Person

If you're working in site maintenance, oil and gas production, or other large facilities, you likely have loads of fall protection equipment that requires periodic inspection by a competent person. OSHA sets requirements for regular inspection, and defines the type of person who can sign off on these reviews. A Competent Person in the eyes of all-mighty OSHA is simply someone who can identif … read more
Nov 17th 2014

Fall Protection Inspection Checklist

Fall protection equipment needs to be regularly inspected by a Competent Person according the specifications set forth in the ANSI Z359 protection codes if you want your Z359-rated equipment to be considered usable. Inspection is critical for all fall protection safety equipment, whether you intend to meet the highest standards in the country or not. To do this effectively, it's important to ha … read more
May 14th 2014

I-Beam Anchorage for At-Height Workers

Recently a construction company contacted us to ask about using a Miller Beam Anchor. They knew the anchor had the ability to provide anchorage for fall protection when used in a horizontal application. The 8816-14 from Miller is a typical beam anchor designed to provide an overhead attachment point on an I-beam or an H-beam. What they wanted to know was could they use the same product in on … read more
May 7th 2014

Keeping Your ANSI Z359 SRLs Compliant

ANSI Z359.1 was published in 1992 and approved a scant 15 years later. Slowly grind the wheels of progress. And ANSI Z359 is progress in terms of worker safety, even if it is going to cost more money in the short run. Greater regulation of worker safety almost inevitably means increased administrative work and expense for employers, compliance provides improved safety for workers and increased … read more
Nov 11th 2013

The Best Fall Protection for Roofers

While roof work in many parts of the country is slowing down or confined to winter repair projects, in California there are still roofing projects in full swing. Because I work for a safety company I can't help but look to see what safety equipment (if any) they're using when the work is happening in my neighborhood. So far, even since the OSHA rule changes earlier this year, only about half of … read more