What is the best fall arrest option for workers exposed to sharp, unprotected leading edges? To explore this scenario, imagine a construction worker tied off using a traditional lanyard at foot level and installing steel decking.
If the worker falls, the webbed lanyard will run over a sharp, I-Beam with an edge radius ranging from .005″ to .032”. The I-beam may not appear sharp to the untrained eye, but looks are often deceiving. If our hypothetical fall victim selects the wrong PPE, our accident scenario can lead to catastrophic results.