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Single Point Anchor Options: The Connect Safe Portable Truss Anchor

In past Tech Talk articles, we have discussed the ABC’s of fall arrest systems—anchorage, body harness, and connecting device.  As this acronym suggests, the starting point for any fall arrest system is the anchor point.  Fall arrest anchorage can take many forms, but in this post, we’ll explore common solutions for indoor facilities housing machinery or equipment requiring routine maintenance and inspection. For the purposes of this post, we will make a number of assumptions to form a hypothetical, yet real world, fall arrest scenario:

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Rooftop Fall Protection Options

The rooftop maintenance season is now in full swing.  In the eyes of OSHA, your building’s roof is a raised work platform of four feet or more, and as such, all of the unprotected leading edges pose fall hazards.  That said, every rooftop is unique.  The “ideal” rooftop fall protection system installed next door may not suit your specific needs due to differing maintenance requirements.  This post offers a brief introduction to common rooftop fall protection solutions and their many uses.

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Did You Know?

All guardrail that is protecting an opening or leading edge must be able to support 200 pounds on the top rail and 150 pounds on the midrail in any direction?