With the buildup to the fast-approaching construction season comes a renewed awareness of the hazards faced by construction crews, along with interest in the education, training and technology needed to help mitigate them.
In a move addressing two of those hazards – dropped objects and heat stress – Ergodyne has announced the release of the Squids® 3775 Can/Bottle Holder & Trap, designed to easily tether, carry and secure a water bottle, including the standard 16.9oz. bottle size used on the majority of worksites. The 3775 also holds spray paint and lubrication canisters, making it a versatile must-have tool attachment for any objects at heights program.
“Dropped objects, including water bottles and other canisters are still a major concern on any jobsite with work being done at heights,” said Brent Velenchenko, product specialist, Ergodyne. “And the Squids® 3775 Can/Bottle Holder & Trap ensures workers can tether their water bottles and other canisters and have them right at their side – safe, secure and accessible.”
The Can/Bottle Holder & Trap’s stainless steel belt clip attaches to tool belts and fall protection harnesses for hands-free convenience, while a zinc-plated D-ring provides a secure attachment point for tool lanyards, negating the risk of dropped objects, a hazard that accounted for 255 fatalities in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Abrasion-resistant and stretchy neoprene primary material teams with an adjustable webbing strap to accommodate a range of container types, and has been third-party certified to a 2lb (0.9kg) maximum capacity.
“Even off the clock it comes in handy,” continued Velenchenko. “It can be used as a koozie while you’re out on the boat or water bottle sleeve while training for your next race.”
The Squids® 3775 Can/Bottle Holder & Trap joins the industry-leading line of Squids® Tool Tethering Attachments, which provides workers with a secure attachment point for tool tethering, as most tools are not manufactured with built-in attachment points.
“We’re trying to do our part to help worksites stay ahead of the curve and set a higher standard,” said Tom Votel, president & CEO, Ergodyne.“ And with a new dropped objects standard forthcoming, educating work crews on solutions like these is only going to become more important.”
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Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace™. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage, and CORE Performance Work Wear® and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.