Let’s converse about carabiners! Carabiners are the small, unsung hero of the personal fall arrest system. Although they are simple devices, they are typically the primary device that connects a worker’s SRL or EAL to the anchorage or trolley. Since they are so important, these devices need to meet certain testing requirements. In this week’s blog, we’ll be talking about the ANSI Z359 testing requirements for Personal Fall Arrest System connector components and elements.
Wes is the man who keeps equipment running smoothly and workers safer out on the production floor. He plays an integral role in keeping the entire manufacturing floor operating at peak efficiency by repairing and updating the equipment that gets used out on the shop floor. Wes also handles any other issues that arise anywhere in the building. Read this blog to learn more about Wes and his contributions at Rigid Lifelines.
It can be difficult to talk about the sensitive subject of weight. However, designing a fall protection system requires that weight capacities be taken into consideration. As an industry standard, most fall protection systems are rated to support a maximum of 310 lbs. But, what happens when things get heavier than 310 lbs? In this week’s blog, we’ll be discussing how you can protect workers who need to use fall protection, but the combined weight including tools and clothing is over 310 lbs.
Swing falls are a serious concern within the fall protection industry because they can cause significant injury or even death. Due to the dangers of swing falls, it’s important to know how they occur and the best way to avoid them. We’ll be examining the different factors that play into a swing fall in addition to the best ways to prevent them from happening.
How does your fall protection program rank? Thanks to the ANSI Fall Hazard Hierarchy and the OSHA Hierarchy of Controls, you can get a clear idea of how to handle the different hazards that are present in your workplace. Both of these lists are similar in that they discuss the ranking of different equipment hazards in the workplace. But, they are different because of the scenarios where they are applied. Read this blog to learn more about both hierarchies and how they are applied 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.
With winter weather rapidly approaching, we felt that it would be a good time to review some basic safety tips for working in winter weather while at height. These basic guidelines may help you and your workers have a safer and more protected winter season.
Every holiday holds tremendous opportunity for fun and festivities. And here at Rigid Lifelines, our staff has been getting in the spirit of Halloween. Check out the different spectacles and specters that have been floating around our haunts in this exclusive Halloween blog!
Self-rescue is one of the hottest concepts in the fall protection industry. It’s great when a fall protection system arrests a worker’s fall, but it can be troubling if the worker is at a height or location where rescuing them is difficult. For this reason, it’s nice to know about the options that enable workers to rescue themselves if they happen to fall while attached to a fall protection system. In this blog, we will be discussing the types of equipment that are being used for self-rescue in worksite fall protection applications.
In our effort to keep fall protection personnel informed, this week’s blog will discuss the official definition of a “Qualified Person” and their role for fall protection professionals. The one thing you can always count on in the fall protection industry is that there will be thrilling terminology to learn. However, there are some terms that will always be applicable to the industry and it’s always nice to have a friendly reference guide. Is your team Qualified? Find out in this week’s Rigid Ramblings blog…