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Rigid Ramblings
  • Dec
    17
    2014

    Different Types of Harness Connection Points

    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.

  • Dec
    10
    2014

    Truck Drivers & Fall Protection Laws

    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.

  • Dec
    3
    2014

    Inspecting Your Re-Usable Roof Anchors

    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.

  • Nov
    26
    2014

    Giving Thanks For A Safe Workplace

    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.

  • Nov
    20
    2014

    Rigid Lifelines Quarterly Newsletter

    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.

  • Nov
    19
    2014

    How to Use Suspension Trauma Straps

    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.

  • Nov
    12
    2014

    Installing & Inspecting Your Permanent Roof Anchors

    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.

  • Nov
    5
    2014

    Planning Your Rescue Training

    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.

  • Oct
    29
    2014

    Fall Protection Frights

    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.

  • Oct
    22
    2014

    Suspension Trauma Treatment – The Great Debate

    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!

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