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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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Diversified Fall Protection Acquires Peak Fall Protection

In our quest to become the nationwide leader in engineered fall protection systems, Diversified Fall Protection (“DFP”), has acquired Peak Fall Protection (“Peak”). Based in Apex, North Carolina, Peak is a turnkey provider of engineered fall protection systems and related services. The company’s capabilities and solutions include fall hazard analysis, engineered design, fabrication, installation, training and certification. Peak’s solutions are primarily used in rooftop and window washing applications.

“The Peak team has built a great reputation in the fall protection marketplace and is a dominant force in the Southeast U.S.,” said Jeff Schneid, President & CEO of Diversified Fall Protection. “The combination of DFP and Peak creates one of the largest fall protection companies in North America with the ability to offer our customers superior expertise and a safer workplace environment.”

“We are excited to partner with Diversified. They have an impressive organization that will help us accelerate our growth trajectory and capitalize on the vast opportunities in the fall protection industry,” said Travis Nelson, President of Peak.

Our acquisition of Peak Fall Protection translates to additional engineering, fabrication, and installation resources to better serve our clients, and is part of a long-term strategic plan to grow the company.  If you have questions about how our recent acquisition of Peak Fall Protection can translate to a safer work place for your employees, contact Diversified Fall Protection for more information.

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Stand Down Don’t Fall Down

National Stand DownDuring the month of May, a record number of companies and construction workers will join the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to participate in the second annual National Fall Safety Stand-Down.  During the two-week Stand-Down, employers and workers in all 50 states will voluntarily stop work to focus on fall hazards and how to prevent them.

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6 Degrees of OSHA Compliance

We just completed a new InfoGraphic titled The 6 Degrees of OSHA Compliance.  This piece does a good job of describing how all of the Rigid Beam Fall protection Systems designed and manufactured by Diversified Fall Protection comply with OSHA regulations.  To download this InfoGraphic in PDF Format, click here.  As always, if you have questions regarding OSHA Fall Protection regulations or OSHA compliance, feel free to contact Diversified Fall Protection for further assistance.

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Learning More About Rooftop and Loading Dock Fall Protection – New LORGATE and LORGUARD Literature Now Available

LORGUARD TileAt Diversified Fall Protection, we are committed to teaching our clients about important ways to mitigate rooftop and loading dock falls in their facilities. We teach via in-person visits, through our websites (www.FallProtect.com and www.PortableGuardRail.com), video, and a variety of printed materials.

Although many of our clients associate the DFP brand with custom-engineered fall protection systems, we also offer a line of pre-engineered, OSHA compliant fall protection solutions designed for rooftop and loading dock applications.   LORGUARD is a non-penetrating, free standing rooftop guardrail system that is designed both for temporary and permanent application.  Diversified Fall Protection also offers LORGATE, a rolling loading dock safety gate that protects the leading edges found in shipping and receiving areas.  We just released four new pieces of literature describing the uses and benefits of these innovative fall protection systems:

Each of these pieces is in a PDF format that allows users to save the information to their computers or print the deliverables out for later reference. For pricing information, or to place a LORGUARD or LORGATE purchase online, please visit our e-commerce enabled website, www.PortableGuardRail.com.

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Did You Know?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide prompt rescue of their workers in the event of a fall or assure that their workers are able to self rescue?