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Lanyards versus Self-Retracting Lifelines & Personal Fall Limiters

Tool box talks often make reference to the ABCD’s of fall protection–Anchorage, Body Harness, Connecting Device, and Descent/Rescue.  In this post, our focus is the letter C and we’ll discuss the pros and cons of common connecting devices:  shock absorbing lanyards, self-retracting lifelines (SRL’s) and personal fall limiters (PFL’s).

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When Should I Replace My Lanyard?

We recently received an email about the useful service life for lanyards.  The client was confused because the service life for PPE isn’t clearly spelled out in the OSHA regulations or in ANSI standards.  So how long can you expect a lanyard to last, and when should you replace it?

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Three Keys To An Effective Fall Protection Plan

If you manage or supervise employees working at heights, you know you need a fall protection plan, but what exactly constitutes an effective plan that will meet OSHA standards and keep your staff safe?  If you are more of a visual learner than a reader, our new video explaining the three components of an effective fall protection plan–solutions, rescue, and recertification–is for you.  To watch this informative video tutorial, click on the arrow in the image below:

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Did You Know?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide and install the proper fall protection systems needed to protect and keep their workers safe?