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The Tenacious Blog

Industry Insights from Experts & Everymen

Smoke signals are passé, newspapers are for packing glassware, and landlines are as popular as phone booths now. To get the skinny on safety, you gotta read The Tenacious Blog for the latest news and info on industry topics, trends, regulations, and more.

21 Sep 18

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Squids Wire Tool tail Attachments

St. Paul, Minn. (September 21, 2018) – Properly attaching a lanyard might be the most difficult part of tool tethering. But Ergodyne’s new Squids® Wire Tool Tails look to make that challenge a thing of the past. Read More

26 Jul 18

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ANSI/ISEA 121 Standard

The Dropped Objects Standard has arrived – along with plenty of questions about what it all means. Here are the five most important things you absolutely positively need to know about ANSI/ISEA 121-2018. Read More

20 Jul 18

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ANSI/ISEA 121 Standard Announcement

St. Paul, Minn (July 16, 2018) – The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced that the long anticipated “Dropped Objects Standard” has been approved. ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions establishes minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for product solutions that prevent falling objects and guidelines for testing that equipment. Read More

11 Jul 18

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How to Safely Tether your Cellphone and Tablet At-Heights

St. Paul, Minn (July 12, 2018) – With peak construction season comes a surge in efforts focused on awareness, education and solutions to keep crews safe. In a move addressing the hazard of dropped objects, Ergodyne has announced the release of the Squids® 3760 Water Resistant Phone Pouch & Trap and the 3765 Water Resistant Tablet Pouch & Trap, designed to carry, secure and easily tether the essential electronic devices nearly every worker carries onto the jobsite. Read More

20 Jun 18

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Squids Hand Tool Slips

St. Paul, Minn (June 21, 2018) – Ergodyne has announced an addition to its line of pioneering one-step attachment points meant to simplify the challenging process of tethering power tools, hand tools and instrumentation. Read More

18 Jun 18

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Dropped Objects Prevention - 3 T's

Toolbox Talks are intended to facilitate worksite health and safety conversations. Click here to download talking points on the basics of how to prevent dropped objects by implementing Trapping, Tethering, and Topping on your jobsite. Read More

31 May 18

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Squids Power Tool Traps Brackets

St. Paul, Minn. (May 31, 2018) – Though still a relatively new concept in the world of industrial safety, more and more safety professionals are taking notice of the rising cost of falling objects, the cause of 255 fatalities in the American workforce in 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the category of dropped objects prevention evolves, so too do the solutions being offered by pioneers like Ergodyne. Read More

13 Apr 18

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Dropped Objects Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks are intended to facilitate worksite health and safety conversations. Click here to download talking points on Objects at Heights Risk Awareness and Prevention to share with your crew.
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10 Apr 18

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Safety Stand Down

Join your brothers and sisters in arms across the country for National Safety Stand-Down, May 7 – May 11. It’s easy. Gather your crew for a toolbox talk, conduct an equipment inspection or discuss job-specific hazards. (Just don’t forget the donuts.) You can even check out our ever-expanding library of Toolbox Talks to help lead the discussion. Read More

21 Mar 18

ISEA 121 Dropped Objects Standard Awaiting Final Approval


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Drops Free Zone - Preventing Falling Objects at Heights

Over the past year, Ergodyne and several leading safety equipment manufacturers have been working with the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) to develop a standard for equipment solutions that prevent dropped objects. Read More