Tag Archives: personal safety equipment
As many of you know this week (May 6-10) is National Safety Stand-Down Week! A big focus of this effort traditionally is on Fall Hazards and Fall Prevention, but for those not exposed to fall risk still a great time for employers to talk about safety hazards they face on the jobsite. Our friends at FallTech are extremely busy this week doing multiple presentations everyday in our area and across the country with partners like Ohio Power Tool, doing the ABCD’s of Fall Protection. This year showing off their new addition, the UniDriver Rescue System which is an impressive piece of life saving technology.
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Fall protection equipment is an essential part of any jobsite when it comes to working at heights. Crazy to imagine 11 people died building the Golden Gate Bridge and that was celebrated as a huge safety accomplishment. In the 1930’s the rule of thumb was 1 death per $1 million of project cost, at $35 million total the expectation was 35 people might die to get the job done (history.com). Today thankfully 1 death is too many when it comes to preventable injuries and as we learn more the technology improves. Leading Edge technology for SRLs is where many companies are headed to keep workers safe. (more…)
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When working in any confined space there are a wide range of potential hazards and unfortunately has been a source for many worker fatalities in the past. For this reason there are some clear processes and procedure OSHA requires anytime some is going to enter a Confined Space. We have limited knowledgeable in this area but it is a very important topic which seems to raise a lot of questions, so we took a field trip to the Safex Training Facility to get a little better understanding of what processes, procedure, regulation and equipment are involved with working in confined spaces. (more…)
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Recently added and available online now at OhioPowerTool.com is a full line of FallTech Personal Fall Protection Equipment. Fall Tech was chosen by Ohio Power Tool because they manufacture high quality product, made in the USA, at competitive pricing and continuously come out with innovative new products.
FallTech Products include: Full Body Harnesses, Shock Absorbing Lanyards, Self Retracting Lifelines or SRLs, Rope Grabs, Vertical Lifelines, Roof Anchors, I-Beam Anchors, Concrete Anchors, Roofer & Contractor Kits, Full Temporary Systems and many other products. More items and information will be available online for FallTech soon. If you need something you don’t see online or want a quote for an order, call Ohio Power Tool direct at 800-242-4424 or email email@example.com.
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