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What’s Your Confined Space Fall Rescue Plan?
Jul 22nd 2021

What’s Your Confined Space Fall Rescue Plan?

Work done in confined spaces and high places has something in common: the need for fall protection equipment. This gear can help workers avoid falling in the first place, arrest their fall so they don’t hit a lower level, and keep them in place until they can be brought back up. But PPE is the last line of defense in the event of an accident and should be a part of a complete fall rescue pla … read more
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Safety Stand-Down 2021: Fall Prevention Awarness
May 3rd 2021

Safety Stand-Down 2021: Fall Prevention Awarness

Out of 1,061 construction employee fatalities in 2019, 401 of them were preventable deaths caused by falls from elevation. OSHA's 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction event was created to raise awareness and stop injuries and fatalities from falls across the country. This year, the event takes place from May 3-7, 2021.What is a Safety Stand-Down?A Safety Stan … read more
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Hierarchy of Fall Protection
Jul 6th 2020

Hierarchy of Fall Protection

No two work sites are the same, but for those industries that pose a fall hazard risk, a lot of the protections will look similar. However, some work sites require different types of fall protection equipment. Employers unsure of the exact solution for their job site will turn to the hierarchy of fall protection: a graded system that examines safety practices and data to help implement a fal … read more
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The ABCD's of Fall Safety
Feb 13th 2020

The ABCD's of Fall Safety

You can never be too careful when it comes to fall safety. Protecting your fellow workers from possible falls, slips, and trips when they’re working on elevated surfaces or around holes in the ground is just too important. Falls are the most common type of workplace injury. Protect your employees by making sure they have the right fall safety equipment. Fall protection requirements vary f … read more
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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
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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 … read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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