Horizontal wire rope systems can be a popular choice for providing fall protection for people who work at height. A process known as deflection is a common occurrence when people use a horizontal flexible lifeline system. Read more to find out the potential results of deflection when these systems are used incorrectly.
There are many terms that are frequently mixed up in the fall protection industry. And two of the most commonly confused terms are “Fall Arrest” and “Fall Restraint.” At a glance, they seem like they are expressing the same idea, but in reality, those two terms express two very different functions. Read this blog to learn the major differences between fall arrest and fall restraint, along with the best scenario for the people in your workplace.
As part of our blog-share program here at Rigid Lifelines, we would like to welcome our friends from Safety Company as they share advice about working at height. Since 1948, the Safety Company has offered value, trust, savings, and service with their wide variety of personal protective equipment and supplies for anyone who works in hazardous enviornments.
One of the best parts about going into a new year is taking a moment to look back on the accomplishments of the past year. Many things changed for Rigid Lifelines® as we expanded our services for everyone involved in the fall protection industry. To celebrate that expansion, we would like to highlight some of the most important things that happened during 2014 here at Rigid Lifelines.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, we thought it would be fun to put our own spin on the Christmas classic poem, "A Visit From Saint Nicolas." We hope that you enjoy this poem as you spend time with your family and friends. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Rigid Lifelines!
There are many styles of full body harnesses that can be used for fall protection. The features that tend to be different between harness styles include characteristics like: harness material, padding, tool belts, adjustment mechanisms, and the number of connection points. Since there are many types of harness connection points, check out this blog to learn the intended function of each harness connection.
As the holidays approach, shipments between businesses and private residences are at an all time high. As the demand for truck drivers increases, the chances for trucking industry falls will also increase. Learn about the fall protection regulations that apply to truck drivers both on and off the road by reading this blog.
Whenever work on a roof needs to be performed, it is important that all of the safety equipment is working properly. The re-usable roof anchor style is designed to be used several times (as the name states), so following the proper inspection protocol is all part of the process of making sure that the equipment will work as effectively as possible. Check out this blog for re-usable roof anchorage inspection tips.
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is having an opportunity to stop and think about the different things that we are grateful for in our lives. Although it may not seem like it at first, workplace safety is about people going home to see their families each night. This holiday season, let your employees and co-workers know that you are thankful to work with them by reminding them to be safe in the workplace.
Welcome to the Rigid Lifelines Quarterly Newsletter! We will be providing quarterly updates about our company, trade show appearances, training sessions, and other fall protection related information for your reading pleasure.