Rigid Lifelines at ASSE’s Safety 2015

This year, ASSE’s Safety 2015 was held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Over 600 companies exhibited at this year’s trade show. In addition to the exhibitors, ASSE offered over 200 sessions presented by engineers and safety professionals. These sessions covered more than 20 topics in the safety industry from Effective Communication Skills for Safety Professionals to Next Generation Fall Arrestors and Lifelines. Attendees could learn from a variety of teaching methods, such as roundtables, lectures, and small group discussions.

At Rigid Lifelines®, educating others in the importance of fall protection safety is our highest priority. We accomplished this task at Safety 2015 by equipping our booth with touch screen monitors, where our trained safety professionals could not only tell attendees about fall protection solutions, but also show them those solutions. Our printed literatures, such as our catalog and product fliers, were also available as reminders of the fall protection solutions and products displayed. Our Evolve Full Body Harnesses, Connex Shock-Absorbing Lanyards, and Defy Self-Retracting Lanyards (SRL’s) were also displayed for others not only to see, but also to touch. Attendees were able to try on our Evolve Harnesses to see how they fit, discover our different types of Connex Shock-Absorbing Lanyards, and/or test the locking speed of the Defy SRL’s.

In addition to our quality soft good products, this year at Safety 2015 we highlighted our Anchor Track. Displayed on the bottom of our booth header, our enclosed Anchor Track can be used in many applications. Our 10 quality engineered Anchor Track Systems include our maintenance-free Anchor Track, which also can be sold separately to upgrade your existing system. Our Anchor Track comes standard with our Anchor Trolleytechnology, which offers effortless movement, virtually eliminates post-fall drift, and greatly increases a worker’s odds of self-rescue after a fall event. By zero-deflection and eliminating the bounce effect, our rigid Anchor Track decreases impact forces, meaning a fall event does not impact other workers on the same track. Offered in different types, sizes, and options, our self-cleaning Anchor Track can even be customized to accommodate curves and slopes.

Despite the advancements in the fall protection industry made apparent by the products and technologies presented and displayed at Safety 2015, it is clear that there is room for improvement. As engineers develop new tests, it is realized that the current standards and products are not as safe as believed. Safety 2015 and trade shows like it are vital to the fall protection industry because they provide an avenue for safety professionals to present their findings, and more importantly, their solutions for current dangers and problems in the safety industry.


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Nathan Muller

Senior Technical Writer | Rigidlifelines.com
Nathan Muller is the Senior Technical Writer for Spanco and Rigid Lifelines. Nathan has nearly four years of experience in technical communications and copyediting. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.A. in English and a minor in Professional Writing. He is also a member of the Society of Technical Communication.