Shock absorbing lanyards are one of the two most commonly used deceleration devices that are used for fall arrest purposes within the fall protection industry. Because of how a shock absorbing lanyard is used for fall arrest, it is extremely important that shock absorbing lanyards are thoroughly inspected before each use and after any fall event. This blog will help you follow the various steps of inspection to make sure that you are reducing the risk of potential injury to yourself or other people who are using fall protection in the workplace.
A roof is a dangerous place to work. Anyone who needs to work on a roof must use some sort of fall protection system. The potential for an injury from a fall is extremely high for anyone working on a roof. In order to make sure that you know what your options are, we will be covering a variety of fall protection solutions that can be applied on a roof.
Working Jack Horner clipped his D-Ring in the corner, while working so very high. He got very glum, from connecting off-plumb, and feared a swing fall was nigh. In last week’s blog, we talked about different anchorage points and what can and cannot be used as anchorage for a personal fall arrest system. In addition to having an anchorage that can support the forces associated with fall arrest, it’s also important to consider the placement of an anchorage point in relation to the work path at height.
If it’s part of the building, it must be a safe anchorage point, right? It can be tempting to attach your fall arrest devices to many of the structures that you can find around your workspace. Some of those structures can be legitimate anchorage points, but some of them cannot. Let’s explore some of the different things that can and cannot be used as an anchorage point for fall arrest devices in the workplace.
Summer is a season for traveling to various vacation spots, and one of the most common travel locations is the beach. Even though the beach becomes a popular tourist destination during the summertime, there are many people who work at height in different coastal locations all year long. Coastal workspaces are a unique work environment and there are some unusual ways that the environment can impact a fall protection system. Find out how to inspect your fall protection systems to make sure that the coastal environment has not damaged your equipment.
Ever wonder what kind of distance a human would need to fall in order to reach terminal velocity? We’re going to explore the science associated with a falling human this week by diving into the physics behind fall forces and why you’ll never reach terminal velocity on our systems!
Jeff Neal from PennCoat, Inc. is our featured guest blogger this week! PennCoat, Inc. specializes in slip-resistant flooring materials, industrial/commercial painting, and industrial cleaning/blasting processes. Flooring can have a huge influence on the likelihood that someone experiences a workplace fall. Coefficient friction and broadcast materials help enhance slip-resistance for industrial safety. Learn more in this week’s blog!
For people who work at height, there’s a myth floating around that using fall protection decreases productivity in the workplace. But, Rigid Lifelines is here to debunk that myth once and for all. Read this blog and learn the facts about how fall protection can actually increase productivity 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.
Do you have employees who work at height, but don’t want to wear fall protection? Are you trying to generate more enthusiasm for safety at height in the workplace? Check out our blog to find fall protection training techniques for different ways that you can inspire an enhanced culture of safety in your workplace.