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16 Jun 16

Ergodyne Introduces Next Generation of Innovative Tool Lanyards



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Squids Lanyards

St. Paul, Minn. (June 16, 2016) – Ergodyne has introduced today the next generation of its innovative shock absorbing tool lanyards. The newest Squids® products prevent struck-by object incidents below while protecting those tethering above.

The new additions to the product line include:

“Ergodyne’s new, innovative Squids® Lanyards represent our thought leadership in the tool tethering category,” said Nate Bohmbach, senior product manager, Ergodyne. “While most companies treat these products as mere accessories to fall protection or tools, Ergodyne prioritizes lanyards as we continue to revolutionize drop prevention safety.”

If a tool is anchored to a worker’s body, a drop force can easily throw that person off-balance or drag them down from heights. Consider that a 5lb tool (2.25kg) tool dropped just 5ft (1.5m) can generate over 200lbs (91kg) of force on many competitive tool lanyards and homemade tethering systems.

Made with a unique lightweight and low-profile polyester blend webbing that extends and retracts, Ergodyne’s new Squids® Lanyards help prevent snag hazards and reduce additional weight on a climber. Shock-absorbing material blended into the webbing of these lanyards reduces the force a worker feels five times more than most competitive lanyards.

Additionally, the patent-pending aluminum carabiners are ergonomically designed to work well with gloved hands, and can be exchanged safely and conveniently if necessary. Tacky tool treads were woven into the lanyard loops to provide extra grip onto tools when attached.

“We’ve been leading the charge to raise awareness, implement industry standards, and introduce safety solutions for dropped objects,” said Tom Votel, president and CEO, Ergodyne. “It’s not a new safety hazard, but it affects many industries and its impact can be costly.”

Ideal for workers at heights (and anyone below) in industries ranging from construction and telecommunications to oil & gas, manufacturing, and more, the new Squids® Lanyards are available NOW at all authorized Ergodyne distributors. For more information or to find out where to buy, visit www.ergodyne.com, email orders@ergodyne.com or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

Key Features

3100F(x) & 3110F(x)

  • Shock absorbing properties reduce the dynamic force on the body or other anchor point if drop occurs
  • Durable 1680 denier polyester elastic blended webbing extends from 38″ to 70″ (96cm – 178cm)
  • Low profile light weight design reduces snag hazards and added weight
  • Anodized aluminum alloy carabiners with captive eye
  • High strength 3-ply nylon stitching secures connecting ends
  • Single length construction eliminates weak points seen with multi-component lanyards
  • Third party certified to a 10lb (4.5kg) maximum capacity with 2:1 safety factor
  • Patent pending design
  • 3100F(x) features a treaded loop end that grips the tool when attached
  • 3110F(x) features a carabiner on each both ends

3108F(x) & 3118F(x)

  • Shock absorbing properties reduce the dynamic force on the body or other anchor point if drop occurs
  • Durable 1680 denier polyester elastic blended webbing extends from 38″ to 70″ (96cm – 178cm)
  • Low-profile, lightweight design reduces snag hazards and added weight
  • Anodized aluminum alloy carabiners with double action locking gate and inherent captive eye
  • Ergonomic carabiner is designed for easily gripping and handling with gloves
  • High strength 3-ply nylon stitching secures connecting ends
  • Single length construction eliminates weak points seen with multi-component lanyards
  • Third-party certified to a 15lb (6.8kg) maximum capacity with 2:1 safety factor
  • Patent-pending design
  • 3108F(x) features a treaded loop end that grips the tool when attached
  • 3118F(x) features a carabiner on each both ends

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to manage the elements, improve productivity and provide protection for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Equipment Storage Systems, and CORE Performance Work Wear® and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.