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Stand-Down for Safety

June 6th, 2014

This past week, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) conducted their first ever fall safety “Stand-Down.” During this time, employers in the construction industry were encouraged to find time in their days to stop work, spending this time instead to educate and train workers in workplace fall safety, including inspecting equipment, developing rescue plans, assessing and eliminating fall hazards, and more.

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Qualcraft Industries Acquires Exclusive Manufacturing & Distribution Rights to HitchClip™

October 21st, 2013

Mansfield, Massachusetts − Qualcraft Industries, a division of Guardian Fall Protection, is excited to announce the release of the most revolutionary and versatile residential fall protection anchor ever made, the HitchClip™. Made from extremely durable and lightweight powder-coated aluminum, the HitchClip™ is quick and easy to install (with 6 screws or 6 nails), and functions as a permanent anchor point. Because it may be permanently installed, the HitchClip™ not only adds value to any home, but also helps reduce costs for contractors by allowing them to save money on temporary or one-use anchor options.

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Roof Bracket Systems

April 3rd, 2013

Using roof brackets can make roofing work significantly more efficient, and can significantly reduce the risk of injury. Roof bracket systems are easy to install, use, and remove, all with minimum penetration into the roof and without damaging shingles. Roof bracket systems offered by Qualcraft help make roofing work safer by providing flat, level surfaces on which to walk and store equipment, and can be adjusted to fit a variety of roof pitches.

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On the Leading Edge

January 8th, 2013

The Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) is one of the most common, and one of the most useful, pieces of fall protection equipment used in the construction industry today. Depending on the model, these versatile units can be either mounted on a full-body harness or to an anchorage connector, thereby allowing them to be either mobile or stationary, and many can also be used in combination with horizontal lifelines.

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Existing and Predicting Hazards — The Role of the Competent Person

August 2nd, 2013

As we all know, complying with the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a central focus of the work we do in the fall safety industry. OSHA, as well as other regulating bodies, shape and set the requirements that all the equipment we make and sell must meet. And OSHA’s influence doesn’t stop after our products leave the warehouse.

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'Growth' in the Fall Safety Industry

July 11th, 2012

We at Guardian have a wide range of knowledge and talents. But, I wager I can name a field few of us are expert in—biology. The basic biological idea of ‘carrying capacity,’ though, is one that even a non-science-oriented brain like mine can understand: it is the largest amount of a given species that can be supported by their environment.

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Don't Keep Me In Suspense

June 11th, 2012

Let me first start by saying that I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV. However, that does not mean that I cannot have an understanding of the possibility and severity of orthostatic intolerance. Some other more associated, commonplace terms are ‘harness induced pathology’ or ‘suspension trauma’.

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Snakes & Ladders

October 3rd, 2011

Snakes and Ladders was invented in India over 100 years ago and, eventually, made its way to the United States in the early 1900’s. The board game giant, Milton Bradley, changed the name to Chutes and Ladders in the spring of 1943; and the game remains popular with kids today. The object of the game is to successfully guide your game piece from the bottom square to the top square, being both aided by ladders and hindered by chutes.

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