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.
Suspension trauma is a life-threatening situation for workers who have had their fall arrested, but do not get rescued promptly (i.e. within 15 minutes). If a person is working in an area at height that is difficult to access, post fall arrest rescue can be a significantly more difficult process than more easily accessed areas. When a rescue will take longer than 15 minutes, suspension trauma relief straps are a useful device that saves lives when they are used correctly. Check out this blog for helpful hints about attaching and using trauma relief straps.
People who frequently need to work on a roof should use a roof anchor during their tasks. Permanent roof anchors are convenient because they are light weight and easily installed in a single location that needs regular maintenance. In order to make sure that the equipment will be the most effective for your purposes, it’s important to install and inspect the device correctly. Check out these tips and tricks to make sure your roof anchor is reaching its fullest potential.
Fall protection training plays an important role in protecting workers from serious injury or death. One of the most frequently overlooked parts of a fall protection training course is establishing a rescue plan. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your training, there are a few key topics that should be covered during a session. Find out how you can maximize your rescue training in this week’s blog.
A workplace fall can be a very scary event for anyone. However, the scariest situation is when a worker is using fall protection equipment and they lose their life. In this week’s blog, we’re going to discuss different fall protection applications that can be deadly. And then we’re going to describe the ways that those circumstances can be avoided.
Suspension trauma (or orthostatic intolerance) is a unique medical situation that occurs after someone has been hanging in fall arrest equipment for an extended period of time. Because there is only a select portion of the population that uses fall protection equipment (i.e. people who work at height and people who climb things for sport), there has been great debate regarding the best methods to use for treating someone who’s experiencing suspension trauma. We want to hear from you—read this blog and share your opinion!
Self-Retracting Lanyards are one of the preferred forms of fall arrest devices among safety professionals. The design of the fall arrest mechanism inside of a self-retracting lanyard is more complex than the design of a shock absorbing lanyard, but the benefits of the self-retracting lanyard design are significantly better than other forms of fall arrest (in most standard fall arrest applications). Since the design of the fall arrest mechanism in a self-retracting lanyard is so unique, the process of properly inspecting the equipment is very important for ensuring that the device works correctly. When you read this blog, you’ll have a quick and easy list of inspection points to apply before using your self-retracting lanyard.
There are many facilities that have fall protection systems and many facilities that have material handling cranes. When a facility has a need for both fall protection and material handling, it can be tempting to find a system that combines fall protection with material handling. In this blog, we’re going to explain why a fall protection system should not be used for material handling purposes.
Rigid Lifelines® participated in the 2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in San Diego, California. During this conference, safety professionals from all industries gather to discuss the hottest topics and solutions regarding workplace health and safety. From personal protective equipment to machines and devices that make a hazardous workplace a safer place to be, this conference provides a wide array of resources for finding safer workplace solutions. Click on the title above or the yellow arrow below to read more about the latest advances in fall protection and the solutions that could help save someone’s life.