Category Archives: Fall Protection

New Product: The ETV360

Our ETV360 or Ergonomic Tool-belt ANSI Style Safety Vest is an outstanding product for those who carry around a barrage of tools with them everyday. It uses an Adjustable shoulder straps support system along with a firm fit & 360 degree tool belt support system, giving you complete upper torso and hips weight distribution. Other great features include, a double expandable zipper to append a jacket or outerwear to. Re-Inforced Fall Protection slot on the upper back. We used an ultra tough abrasion resistant & breathable mesh material for the body. As with every product, custom is a must and this item has multiple pocket options to choose from, or you can create your own with our R&D team. You can see it online here, or give us a call. We love feedback, so if you have any ideas or need some to get you started, let us know.

The ETV360

FRA Advisory Wants To Remind Railways about Fall Protection

Article by OH&SRailway Fall Protection

The Federal Railroad Administration has issued Safety Advisory 2011-03 to remind railroad bridge workers, railroads, and contractors or subcontractors about the dangers of walking on unsecured sections of walkway and platform gratings, especially without fall protection. A September 2011 fatal fall is among three incidents that prompted its release.

For more information, contact Ron Hynes, director of the Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance in the agencyh’s Office of Railroad Safety, at 202-493-6404 or Carlo Patrick, staff director of the Rail and Infrastructure Integrity Division, at 202-493-6399.

In each of the three incidents, the bridge worker who fell was not using a personal fall arrest system and fell when stepping on an unsecured walkway or platform grating. “The responsible railroads, contractors, and subcontractors had also not erected a safety net system. Furthermore, in each instance, the unsecured grating is known or presumed to have flipped or tipped as it was found to have fallen along with the worker,” FRA said in its Federal Register notice announcing the advisory. “By focusing attention on these accidents, FRA intends to raise awareness and hopefully prevent a continuing pattern of accidents involving similar circumstances,” it stated. Continue reading

New Fall Protection Guidance Documents from ISEA

Posted by OH&S, Oct 18, 2011fall protection

Two new documents from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) are geared to help protect workers whose jobs expose them to fall hazards. A Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide provides practical, hands-on guidance for fall protection users and administrators in their selection, use, maintenance, and inspection of fall protection equipment. A companion document addresses topics in fall protection on which manufacturers get frequent inquiries. Continue reading