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How To Get Your Fall Protection Budget Approved

Let’s assume you have contacted a fall protection company about a fall hazard at your facility. They have completed the site visit and proposed a viable solution, but you fear your funding won’t be approved by your management team.  If this scenario sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. The good news is that using language that resonates with management improves your odds of approval by leaps and bounds.  Here’s why…

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Rooftop Guardrail vs. Horizontal Lifelines–What’s The Best Option?

Last month, we did a post titled “Why A Horizontal Lifeline May Be The Wrong Solution.”  The teaser title was click bait, but if you took the time to read the article, you came away with a simple explanation:  horizontal lifelines aren’t appropriate for low fall clearance applications where the worker can impact the ground before the system arrests the fall.  This month, we’ll compare and contrast two common solutions for rooftop applications–guardrail and horizontal lifelines.

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Portable Access Stair Systems

When most of our clients hear the phrase portable access stair systems, their minds immediately conjure up images of the wheeled, heavy duty access stair systems used to access road and rail tankers, but what are the available options when you need something lighter and more cost-effective?

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Portable Fall Protection Anchor Points

We preach the ABCD’s of fall protection (Anchorage, Body Harness, Connecting Device, and Rescue/Descent) every day. The alphabet approach is an easy way to remind folks how to stay safe while working at heights, but putting the “A” of the ABC’s in place is often a challenge.  Here’s why…

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Guardrail Swing Gate Kits

Although most of our regular Tech Talk readers are familiar with our non-penetrating guardrail, you might not know that we also offer a complimentary swing gate kit to protect roof hatch openings, ladder access points, mezzanines, loading racks, platforms, and perimeter guardrail systems.  

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Did You Know?

All skylights are considered an opening and therefore must be protected from a fall exposure?