ANSI (United States) and CSA (Canada) standards have, for almost four decades, provided best practices for safe, reliable access to work at height and have delivered a consistent benchmark for safe machine design in North America.
Petzl will showcase innovative, ANSI-compliant Y-lanyard, harness and helmet at ASSE Safety 2017 Exposition, June 19-21 in Denver, Colorado.
“Petzl is committed to providing ‘solution-based’ products and solutions for work-at-height professionals,” said Michel Goulet, professional division manager for Petzl America.
Over the past 30 years, the growing demand for wireless and broadcast communications has spurred a dramatic increase in communication tower construction and maintenance and in workers climbing towers as tall as 2,000 feet.
“Wow, this harness is really comfortable, those are the words you want to hear when field testing a harness, and this is exactly what we heard” said Jeff Shipley Director of Marketing for FallTech. As an innovator in Fall Protection Equipment for workers at heights, FallTech has launched their new Advanced ComforTech Gel line of harnesses.
Falls are serious at any age, but especially for older people who are more likely to break a bone when they fall because of osteoporosis, which weakens the bones. Someone may not even know they have osteoporosis until a fall causes a bone to break.
Standing on rooftops and rebar are facts of life in the construction industry, but fatal falls from these heights do not have to be. In the United States each year, 10,000 construction workers are seriously injured from falls at the worksite (1). In 2015 alone, 350 construction workers perished due to falls, accounting for nearly 40% of all construction sector fatalities (2).