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Portable Hospital Rooms Address COVID 19 Requirements During Surge

Our company name — Diversified Fall Protection — generally explains our niche within the worker health and safety industry. Though we are traditionally known as a resource providing fall protection for workers at height, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for all of us.

During the past 2 weeks, the engineering teams of DFP, and our sister company, Unistrut Service Company, have developed a rapid-deployment, temporary hospital room designed to address surging patient capacity challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Letter From Our President: Covid 19 Critical Infrastructure Support Designation

To our valued clients:

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect people and businesses worldwide, I wanted to personally reach out and share our plans to protect our employees, clients, and operations during these difficult times.

Having been identified as a Critical Infrastructure Support Company for the COVID-19 Relief Effort, Diversified Fall Protection is continuing day-to-day operations. As part of this, we have already taken several steps to combat the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Implementation of a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan based on guidelines outlined by the CDC, our state departments of health, and other government agencies. We will continue to follow their guidance and take appropriate measures as needed.
  • Monitoring inventory to identify any potential risks to DFP employees and client employees.
  • Limiting non-essential vendor visits to our offices and manufacturing facilities.
  • Suspension of international travel and limiting domestic employee travel to only that which is essential to the operation of the business. Employees are being encouraged to conduct meetings by phone or video conference wherever possible.

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The Connect Safe Portable Truss Anchor

Although OSHA regulations require employers to provide work environments free of fall hazards, not every application requires an expensive, custom-engineered solution. We set out to create a cost-effective alternative to engineered systems to ensure every employee who works at heights would return home to their families—safe and sound–at the end of each shift.

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48 Hour Guardrail Quick Ship Program

Diversified Fall Protection has been manufacturing roof guardrail for over 20 years.  During this time, our clients have ordered guardrail in two distinct ways.  Some of our clients choose a complete turnkey approach, including installation, while others opt to purchase material and self-perform installation.  For our valued customers who prefer to install their guardrail, we have some exciting news.

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Are Your Access Ladders OSHA Compliant?

Access ladders are one of the hardest hit areas by OSHA’s released revised Walking Working Surfaces regulations.  Although the most commonly mentioned change is the phase out of ladder cages as an acceptable form of fall protection on ladders extending 24 feet or more above a lower level, here are some equally important regulatory changes that may spell non-compliance for ladders in your facility.

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Did You Know?

In 2015, Fall Protection was ranked number one as the most frequently cited OSHA standards violation?