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Common Fall Protection Equipment Misuses and How to Address Them

It’s always important to provide fall protection for people working at height. OSHA requires fall protection any time someone is working four feet above the ground or higher for general industry or six feet or higher for construction. But it’s not enough just to have fall protection equipment: that equipment must be used correctly, and employees should be trained and know how to avoid common fall protection misuses.
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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.
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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.
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Inspecting Your Self-Retracting Lanyard

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. 
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How to Inspect Your Shock Absorbing Lanyard

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.
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Going Coastal with Fall Protection

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.
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