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Guardrail versus cable based lifelines: Which fall safety product is right for you?

For any company with a rooftop, fall protection is essential to keep workers safe during inspections, maintenance or repairs. As a matter of law, OSHA’s General Duty Clause requires employers to provide workplaces free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
It’s clear fall protection is something every company should be paying attention to, but understanding the importance of fall safety is just the first step. With so many fall protection systems to choose from, some employers are left wondering what is the best option to protect employees at heights?
In this blog post, we review two of our most popular safety systems: roof guardrails versus cable based lifelines, comparing their pros and cons head-to-head.

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Cable Lifeline Fall Protection Systems

Most folks think lifelines when it comes to fall protection, but if you quiz them about how these systems work or when they are good fits for an application, they come up short.  So what is a cable-based fall protection system, and what are the pros and cons of lifeline systems?

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Did You Know?

All skylight screens must be able to support 200 pounds in a perpendicular direction?