Trauma Straps

Trauma Straps

In the event of a fall, Trauma Safety Straps allow suspended workers to stand up in their harness and to relieve the pressure being applied to the arteries and veins in the  the legs. A continuous loop design allows both sides of the harness to relieve pressure being applied to the legs. Trauma straps accommodate either having one foot or both feet in the loop at a time.  In addition to relieving constricted bloodflow, a trauma strap allows for better balance and mobility while suspended and waiting for rescue.

Design Considerations

  • Prevent suspension trauma after a fall
  •  Fast and efficient harness installation
  • Extremely compact and lightweight design stays out of the worker's way
  • Simple deployment and operation is fool-proof
  • Continuous loop design for one or two-foot suspension relief without pinching
  • OSHA Compliant

OSHA Regulations

  • Rescue and Descent
    • 1926.502(d) 'Personal fall arrest systems.' Personal fall arrest systems and their use shall comply with the provisions set forth below. Effective January 1, 1998, body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system. Note: The use of a body belt in a positioning device system is acceptable and is regulated under paragraph (e) of this section.
    • 1926.502(d)(20) The employer shall provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.

Did You Know?

According to OSHA, the distance from a leading edge does not mitigate the hazard? Any leading edge over 4 feet in general industry and 6 feet in construction is considered a hazard.