Dropped tools and equipment are some of the deadliest hazards from working at height that often go overlooked. New developments and standards are bringing more focus to this hazard in general, but is your company maximizing the benefits of a dropped objects program?
Released in Q3 of 2018, ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions, is the first standard of its type for dropped and falling objects prevention equipment – establishing minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for product solutions and guidelines for testing.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) reports struck-by falling objects result in hundreds of fatalities annually and thousands of injuries. In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 255 fatalities and 47,920 injuries from dropped objects in the United States.
Pure Safety™ is a holding company formed to create a global fall protection business
June 25, 2018
Pure Safety Group (PSG) today announced its second acquisition in the past two weeks, purchasing Ty-Flot, Inc., the global leader in dropped objects prevention products and services, rounding out the PSG comprehensive line up of market-leading height safety products for applications across multiple industries. The transaction closed June 15, 2018.
It’s hard to fathom that in this day and age of real-time data, education and technology, worker fatalities in the U.S. have actually increased (up 7 percent in 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Ergodyne, a pioneer in the safety hazard category of Objects at Heights, has added two high-capacity tool lanyards to its innovative Squids® line of dropped objects prevention solutions.
The new additions are Ergodyne’s highest weight-rated tool lanyards to date, after being rigorously tested and third-party certified to a 40lb (18kg) maximum capacity.
Greetings Safety Professionals,
Today is a great day. With the start of 2018, KEY-BAK Pro is proud to announce the launch of 2 new Dropped Object Prevention online tools. 1) Brand New KEYBAK Pro Website: www.dropsafetyequipment.com
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 2015 there were 519 fatalities from being struck by an object or equipment in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In response, ISEA and leading safety equipment manufacturers have joined together to protect workers from objects falling from heights.