17 Jun 20

Ergodyne Responds to Increase in Dropped Object Injuries & Fatalities with Six New Preventive Solutions

Squids new products

St. Paul, Minn. (May 14, 2020) – Ergodyne announced six new additions to its Squids® line of trapping, tethering and topping solutions designed to prevent dropped objects on the worksite. The launch includes two shock-absorbing tool lanyards, two retractable lanyards, a water bottle holder/trap and tape measure trap.

“The new shock absorbing and retractable lanyards improve on already great designs for lighter weight, lower profile tool tethering solutions,” said Nate Bohmbach, Ergodyne Product Director. “In addition to evolving those products, we’ve also bumped up the size of our water bottle and tape measure traps to be able to accommodate larger gear.”



Squids® 3002 – Belt Loop + Locking Carabiner
Squids® 3003 – Dual Locking Carabiners

  • Cut-resistant Dyneema® cord
  • Retractable design limits snag hazards and keeps low profile when anchored
  • Certified to tether hand tools up to 0.5lbs / 0.23kg in retracted state and prevents tools up to 2lbs / 0.9kg from becoming falling objects
  • Extends 48in / 122cm


Squids® 3101F(x) – Stainless Steel Carabiner + Loop
Squids® 3111F(x) – Dual Stainless Steel Carabiners

  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel carabiners
  • Shock-absorbing to reduce dynamic force on body or anchor point
  • Certified to tether tools up to 15lbs / 6.8kg
  • Extends 38-48in / 96-122cm


Squids® 3775L – Large Water Bottle Holder & Trap

  • Secures up to 33.8oz / 1L water bottles, containers or canisters
  • Stainless steel belt clip for attaching to tool belts and fall protection harnesses & durable d-ring for tethering to tool lanyard


Squids® 3770XL – Tape Measure Holder

  • For large tape measures 30-40ft / 9-12m
  • Stainless steel belt clip for attaching to tool belts and fall protection harnesses & durable d-ring for tethering to tool lanyard

All of the products are third-party tested to the ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard for dropped object prevention.

“Last year, the industry saw an increase in the number of workers injured by falling objects — that’s a major problem,” said Tom Votel, President and CEO of Ergodyne. “Continuing to innovate and improve upon solutions in the drops prevention category is more important than ever.”

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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, KREW’D Skin Protection, 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.