Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced a new line of premium, durable self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) designed to protect workers against serious injury or death if their life-line becomes severed by a sharp edge during a fall from height.
Honeywell’s new Miller® Falcon™ Edge SRL series is specifically designed to protect workers who are tying off at foot level or working near sharp edges by ensuring the lifeline remains intact if a fall were to occur over an edge. Falls from height are the leading cause of worker death or injury on jobsites, and inadequate fall protection was the most frequently cited safety violation, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
“Traditional self-retracting lifelines have not been designed to perform against sharp edges, and run the risk of being severed or otherwise compromised,” said Leah Shook, fall protection product marketing manager for Honeywell Industrial Safety. “We estimate that as many as 80 percent of fall protection applications have the potential for the lifeline to come in contact with an edge in the event of a fall – so there is tremendous need for a safety system that can protect against this risk.”
Available in 20-, 30- and 50-foot cable lengths, the Miller® Falcon™ Edge SRL provides versatility, reliability, and maximum safety. It is effective for at-height work situations with the capacity to support user weights up to 420-lbs. in all connections at foot level and above, including horizontal, vertical and overhead mounting.
Miller® Falcon™ Edge SRLs are equipped with an RFID tag, which enables safety managers and workers to efficiently track important product information, inspection and employee training in real time through Honeywell Safety Suite Software.
All Miller® Falcon™ Edge SRLs meet the most stringent safety requirements including those of the ANSI-Z359.14 Class B & LE standards, and include a galvanized steel cable lifeline with carabiner, tagline and integrated shock absorber. Models featuring a flame-retardant shock absorber cover are available for welding applications.
Honeywell is an industry leader in safety and personal protective equipment, with more than 70 years of experience developing fall protection systems In addition to a full range of fall protection solutions, its Industrial Safety business provides comprehensive solutions to help organizations manage workplace safety, including personal protective equipment for a worker’s eyes, ears and heads, respiratory protection, software, first responder gear and toxic and combustible gas monitors. For more information on Honeywell fall protection solutions, please visit https://www.millerfallprotection.com/
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