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.

Extremely compact, the ABSORBICA-Y, $250-300, is a Y-lanyard equipped with an energy absorber that offers continuous protection while passing intermediate anchors. The compact absorber dissipates fall energy while maintaining an acceptable deceleration rate for the user. With webbing that progressively tears as the force level rises, this type of design allows for a much more progressive deceleration versus a standard lanyard.

The NEWTON EASYFIT HI-VIZ, $290, is a new fall arrest harness that integrates a fluorescent vest designed with retro reflective strips. The form-fitting, anatomical design allows for incredible freedom of movement. A FASTchest buckle facilitates quick open and close, while integrated equipment loops and keepers that allow easy access to users’ tools. An intuitive color-coding system allows one to easily identify the upper and lower parts of the harness. The vest is equipped with releasable loops to stow ABSORIBCA fall-arrest lanyard connectors and include fall indicators.

For optimized visibility in low-lit environments, the VERTEX VENT debuts in a new HI-VIZ color way. With a six-point webbing suspension system, the helmet sits comfortably without painful pressure points. Side adjustment wheels make fitting easy, while the CenterFit system allows the wheels to adjust simultaneously to create balance. The VERTEX is designed to allow users to outfit headlamps, visors, protection shields and hearing protection easily to their helmet.

The ANSI-compliant products can be viewed at the Petzl booth #539 during the ASSE Safety 2017 Exposition, June 19-21, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. For more information, please visit


For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and alpinism. In the professional market, Petzl is a world leader in work at height, fire and rescue, and tactical equipment and techniques. A family-owned business, Petzl is committed not only to quality and innovation, but also to giving back to the communities that have made us so successful. For more information, visit