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SRL’s vs. Lanyards: Choosing the Correct PPE for Your Fall Protection Application

If you are a frequent visitor to our Tech Talk area, you have read articles discussing the ABCD’s of fall protection.  This easy-to-remember acronym (anchorage, body harness, connecting device, and descent) is reasonably straightforward, but some folks get confused over connecting devices.  Workers create connections between their body harness and the anchorage point using two distinct methodologies:  (i) Self-Retracting Lifelines and (ii) Shock Absorbing Lanyards.  Both of these options have pros and cons, and clients often ask which approach is better.    If you find yourself wondering which option is better, the answer depends on budget and, more importantly, the specifics of the application.

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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?