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May 31st, 2011

Fall Arrest Solution

By Greg Cresswell, CPE

Last week at a client site, I was observing operators loading steel I-beams onto a rail car and they  were using an overhead track-style fall prevention system.  It was the Tether Track by Gorbel. Basically,  workers wear a harness that anchors onto the overhead rail, and if there is a sudden drop in elevation (due to a slip or fall) the Tether Track quickly locks, much like a seatbelt in a car when the brakes are suddenly applied. Not only does it improve safety from elevated work surfaces, but allows workers to keep both hands free while using it – minimizing awkward postures. Check out this article about it that was featured in EHS Today.

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