Lanyard Protects Workers, Prevents Falling Hard Hat

The hard hat lanyard attaches to fall-protection harness systems or clothing.

The hard hat lanyard attaches to fall-protection harness systems or clothing.

Working at ground level, your hard hat protects you from an object falling from above. But when someone is working aloft, a falling hard hat becomes a missile that endangers the entire worksite. 

A fall-arrest harness will protect an at-heights dislodged worker, but the fall-arrest harness won’t protect the work site because the worker’s hard hat will continue its descent creating a hazardous condition below. Designed for use with all fall-protection harness systems, the Gear Keeper TL1-5001 Standard Hard Hat Lanyard is an option that completes this safety link. 

The TL1-5001 has a 20-inch loop-mounted retention strap employing a spring clip that is designed to attach to fall-protection harness systems or clothing of the proper structure such as coveralls or a vest. It is weight tested to retain commonly used industrial hard hats. 

For quantity discounts, to find a dealer near you or for more information about the Gear Keeper TL1-5001 Standard Hard Hat Lanyard contact customer service, Hammerhead Industries Inc., 1501 Goodyear Avenue, Ste. C, Ventura, Calif. 93003 or call (888) 588-9981.

Security Bars Provide Fall Protection

Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability.

Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability.

Fall protection for roofers is an important topic in the roofing industry. California Code of Regulations oversees fall protection codes and has ruled on a groundbreaking issue. Security Bars have been approved for Title 8, Section 3212 Fall Protection Codes.

Rooftop safety and security products and practices are essential for a safe work environment. Roofing Contractors spend a lot of time ensuring they comply with codes and standards. Title 8, Section 3212 states:

  • “Every floor and roof opening shall be guarded by a cover, a guardrail, or equivalent on all open sides. While the cover is not in place, the openings shall be constantly attended by someone or shall be protected by guardrails. Toe-boards shall be installed around the edges at opening where persons may pass below the opening.”

SKYCO Skylights led the push by manufacturers to update the standards so their customers could save time and money with a universal, code compliant product.

Some exceptions apply but for the most part an opening on a roof needs to have fall protections. Properly covering each hole can be time consuming for contractors. Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability and give building owners and occupants the security they need.

Most building owners require security bars for their building, it can lower insurance costs and liabilities, so installing a security bar that doubles as fall protection is a practical concept. For a 500k square foot warehouse you can have upwards of 400 skylight openings.

Not all security bars are approved for Title 8, Section 3212. They need to withstand an impact test of 400 pounds minimum, no opening can be larger than 12 inches horizontally, the lip cannot be higher than 1 inch, and in the case of broken skylight glazing no impalement hazard for worker who has fallen through.

SKYCO Skylights’ team is knowledgeable in rooftop safety topics and codes but it is best practice to speak directly with a code official. For the entire detailed requirements and regulations contact SKYCO Skylights or go to the California Department of Industrial Relations website

Vented Goggle with Face Shield Provides Sun, Splash and Impact Protection

Vader Combo is a vented goggle with a face shield to provide eye and facial protection.

Vader Combo is a vented goggle with a face shield to provide eye and facial protection.

If your job leaves you exposed to any kind of wetness or debris being thrown into your face, you need protection—from the sun, from impact, from splash—and even from dangerous, temporarily impaired vision caused by your eye protection fogging up.
 
These combined hazards require a combined solution. Enter the Vader Combo from Brass Knuckle. Vader Combo is a vented goggle with a face shield—providing facial protection; a splash goggle with integral face shield that combines full-face impact and wetness protection with anti-fog properties.
 
Brass Knuckle offers safety products sold through their network of distributors, enabling them to deliver safety solutions at a lower cost.
 
With D3 droplet and splash protection rating, the aqua-green splash goggle features an over-the-glasses design, with reverse venting for comfort and soft rubber seals around the nose, eyes and brow for a custom fit. The face-covering impact shield is an integral piece to the goggle, ensuring Vader Combo moves where your head moves while keeping the protective cover closer to the face, therefore allowing less splash back.
 
Vader Combo is 99.9 percent UV protection-rated for outdoor wear and offers impact protection via goggles designed with an ANSI-rated, polycarbonate lens with a hard coating.
 
The Vader Combo offers not only maximum splash protection but also anti-fog properties, by protecting the goggles with the company’s N-FOG coating. N-FOG exceeds the European EN 166/168 standard, lasting 15 times longer than the minimum set forth by that standard. If your job includes swinging temperature extremes or any kind of wet or moist conditions, Vader Combo offers protection.
 
Vader Combo is an option for workers in construction, water and sewer work, power washing, concrete work, grinding applications, and more.

Fixed Railing System Provides Fall Protection Around Roof Hatches

The BILCO Co. has introduced its BIL-Guard 2.0, which, like its predecessor, is a fixed railing system that provides a permanent means of fall protection around roof-hatch openings.

The BILCO Co. has introduced its BIL-Guard 2.0, which, like its predecessor, is a fixed railing system that provides a permanent means of fall protection around roof-hatch openings.

The BILCO Co. has introduced its BIL-Guard 2.0, which, like its predecessor, is a fixed railing system that provides a permanent means of fall protection around roof-hatch openings. The new model boasts aluminum construction for increased strength and rigidity, a redesigned self-closing hinge and positive latching system, and stainless-steel hardware throughout. The product is available in mill-finish aluminum and with a safety-yellow powder-coat paint finish. Compliant with OSHA fall-protection standards, the BIL-Guard 2.0 features a mounting system that does not penetrate the roof membrane.

Tool Lanyard Protects Tools, Property and Workers Below

Werner Co.'s 15-pound Tool Lanyard was designed to complement a complete fall protection system and improve safety and productivity in work environments.

Werner Co.’s 15-pound Tool Lanyard was designed to complement a complete fall protection system and improve safety and productivity in work environments.

Werner Co.‘s 15-pound Tool Lanyard was designed to complement a complete fall protection system and improve safety and productivity in work environments.

The lanyard is made up of a stretch cord surrounded by durable webbing that is 30 feet long when retracted and can extend up to 50 feet making job-related tasks easier. It includes a carabineer and drawstring connection points so the user can attach the lanyard to a work belt or harness.

Built for tough environments, this heavy-duty lanyard can hold a max-working load of 15 pounds, suitable for most handheld tools.

Safety Railing System Provides Fall Protection around Roof Hatch Openings

The BILCO Co. has introduced the BIL-Guard 2.0, the second generation of its safety railing system.

The BILCO Co. has introduced the BIL-Guard 2.0, the second generation of its safety railing system.

The BILCO Co. has introduced the BIL-Guard 2.0, the second generation of its safety railing system. The BIL-Guard 2.0, like its predecessor, is a fixed railing system that provides a permanent means of fall protection around roof hatch openings. The new and improved model will be available this summer and boasts aluminum construction for increased strength and rigidity, a redesigned self-closing hinge and positive latching system, and stainless steel hardware throughout. The product is available in mill finish aluminum and with a safety yellow powder-coat paint finish.

Also compliant with OSHA fall protection standards (29 CFR 1910.23), the BIL-Guard 2.0 features an innovative mounting system that does not penetrate the roofing membrane. The new system is easy to install and does not require special training or certification for proper installation. The design features quick-mount curb brackets for a fast, secure attachment and pivoting mounting sleeves with compression fittings to lock the railing system into place. The BIL-Guard 2.0 is also equipped with a standard self-closing gate to maintain continuous fall protection to ensure that OSHA compliance is preserved.

Safety Gloves Feature Strength-to-weight Ratio up to 15 Times Higher than Steel

Safety Today’s Brass Knuckle SmartShell BKCR4499 gloves.

Safety Today’s Brass Knuckle SmartShell BKCR4499 gloves.

Safety Today’s Brass Knuckle SmartShell BKCR4499 gloves provide high levels of cross-functional protection and a glove construction that utilizes the company’s Fit, Form and Function standard.

The BKCR4499 begins with a machine-knit, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene shell that offers ANSI cut level 4 protection, which has a strength-to-weight ratio that’s eight to 15 times higher than steel. The glove’s layered construction is designed to conform to the natural contours of the hand and includes flex points in the fingers, wrist and palm, helping to ensure maximum comfort and increase compliance. Thermoplastic rubber padding is sonically welded to the back of the glove and offers protection from contusions, smash injuries, punctures and object strikes, with pinch protection extending to each fingertip. The sandy finish of the black nitrile palm coating offers excellent wet grip and slip resistance along with abrasion resistance.

For long-lasting durability, the BKCR4499 is double-stitched in high-wear areas, such as the fingertips, index finger and palm. It offers flexibility and an ergonomic design. The bright lime green shell color meets the requirements of American National Standard (ANSI/ISEA 107-2010) for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear Devices.

The BKCR4499 is recommended for assembly, agriculture, construction, forestry and logging, heavy equipment, machine operation, manufacturing, oil and gas and other petro-based refining, mining, rigging, and other heavy-duty work environments.

Lifeline Works Like a Seatbelt

Latchways has introduced the next-generation ManSafe Mini Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) to its portfolio.

Latchways has introduced the next-generation ManSafe Mini Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) to its portfolio.

Latchways has introduced the next-generation ManSafe Mini Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) to its portfolio. Smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the product features a patented, frictionless braking system and multiple spring radial energy-absorbing technology. Weighing a little more than 2 pounds when fitted with a double-locking snap hook, the mini is 6 feet in length. It can be used with a forged-steel snaphook, carabiner/hook and aluminum scaffolding hook. SRLs work in a similar manner to a seatbelt, permitting normal movement to facilitate work but in the event of a sudden fall, the mechanism locks, preventing any further movement. The SRL accommodates users from 132 to 309 pounds, including tools.

Guardrail System Provides Safety and Mounts to Any Vertical Surface

Acro Building Systems introduces its vertical guardrail system #12045.

Acro Building Systems introduces its vertical guardrail system #12045.

Acro Building Systems introduces its vertical guardrail system #12045. The versatile system was initially designed for being fixtured on the outside of parapet walls to allow clearance for cap replacement. The guardrail provides a fall protection system that leaves everyone free to work and doesn’t have to be moved or get in the way. The system can be used when installing and working with skylights, elevator shafts, stairwells, open edges and more.

Vertical Guardrail System #12045:

  • Mounts to any vertical surface: parapets, headers, joists, studs, trusses.
  • Bracket can be screwed or bolted to lumber or masonry.
  • Post holder is recessed 2 inches; for clearance of parapet cap and drip edges.
  • Tested to comply with OSHA regulations.
  • #12055 posts are interchangeable with all Acro Guardrail systems.

Fall-protection Attachment for Standing Seam

Fall Protection Distributors LLC has released its SSRA1, a patented, non-penetrating life-saving device.

Fall Protection Distributors LLC has released its SSRA1, a patented, non-penetrating life-saving device.


Fall Protection Distributors LLC has released its SSRA1, a patented, non-penetrating life-saving device. It consists of a solid 6061-T6 aluminum body with 12 stainless-steel set screws. The standard assembly also includes a 5,000-pound certified d-ring for single-man attachment. The SSRA1 weighs 4 1/2 pounds and installs with basic hand tools. It can be used for temporary or permanent attachment without penetrating standing-seam panels. The design, which works on more than 500 standing-seam panel profiles, allows for attachment of devices from various fall-protection manufacturers.