Tethers for Tools and Equipment Comply With ANSI 121-2018 and ISEA Standards

FallTech, a manufacturer specializing in fall protection safety products and gear, introduces its FallTech for Tools dropped object prevention program. Falltech for Tools is a complete ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 tested and compliant range of solutions that feature tool attachments, tool tethers, premium self-fusing no-heat tool tape, speed clip attachment tethers, a wrist anchor attachment system, and hard hat tethers.

FallTech for Tools is designed to accommodate the most commonly used tools in construction trades and other industries. These include tools with captive eyes; open- and closed-handle tools; and open- and closed-handle tools with triggers, including impact hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, spud wrenches, and power tools. 

“The driving force behind this program is the over 230 fatalities a year as a result of dropped objects and equipment in the U.S. alone, making it the third leading cause of death in the workplace,” said Scott Miller, vice president of sales for FallTech. “That is approximately two fatalities every three days. Our customers trust FallTech products to help them prevent fall injuries.  Now we are introducing quality designed and tested solutions to help prevent injuries as a result of dropped objects while keeping others and their fellow workers safe, as well.”

For more information, visit  http://falltech.com/falltechfortools.aspx.

Rotating Deck Anchor Features 360-Degree Self-Orienting D-Ring

The FallTech Rotating Deck Anchor is designed for maximum versatility and safety with a 360-degree self-orienting D-ring for use in temporary fall arrest or restraint applications. The reusable Rotating Deck Anchor is designed for installation onto exposed #10 rebar and threaded rod and is secured with user-supplied rebar wing nut or hex nut.

The anchor is designed for installation onto 1-inch diameter exposed threaded rod or exposed #10 rebar. It features a plated stainless steel anchoring plate, steel plated D-ring and bushing, and its 360-degree self-orienting D-ring follows the user’s movement. The product requires a user-supplied fastener to complete the installation. According to the manufacturer, the product meets ANSI Z359.18-2017 and OSHA 1926.502,1910.66.

A Youtube video of the product is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xUOY-6nx0s.

For more information, visit http://falltech.com

Self-Retracting Lifelines Designed to Deliver Jobsite Durability

FallTech announced the launch of its DuraTech Personal Leading Edge line of single and twin 9-foot self-retracting lifelines.

“We designed our new family of DuraTech Personal LE SRL’ first and foremost to protect people working at heights from dangerous leading edge conditions. We tested them to meet ANSI leading edge standards to help protect against sharp edge hazards. Also, their innovative design assures that they connect quickly to a harness, are compact and durable,” said Zachary Winters, FallTech Engineering Manager.

Key benefits and features include:

The proprietary integrated dorsal connector provides a quick and straightforward push-button attachment.

  • The exclusive energy absorber design and placement limit user back discomfort
  • This new family of SRL’s are calibrated for typical walking speeds without the nuisance of unintended lock-ups
  • The constant-force main spring produces smooth lifeline payout and retraction operation
  • The lightweight and impact resistant nylon polymer housing ensures durability
  • Designed for overhead anchorage and up to 5-feet below the user’s D-ring
  • 9-foot working length for users weighing up to 310 lbs.
  • Available in single and twin-leg configurations with steel and aluminum snap hook, rebar hook, and carabiner lifeline connector options

For more information, visit http://falltech.com.