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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

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

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

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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16 Feb 17

The Rising Cost of Falling Objects


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Hi-Vis Additions

No harnesses. No hard hats. And seemingly no worry that every step they took could well be their last. Hundreds of feet above Great Depression-era New York City, workers were, to a New York Times writer, “strolling on the thin edge of nothingness”. Just watching the grainy black-and-white YouTube footage of workers nonchalantly navigating from beam to beam on the steel skeletons of soon-to-be American architectural icons is enough to trigger a case of vertigo. Read More

27 Jul 16

What You Should Know About Testing to a Safety Factor


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Men Working at Height

At Ergodyne, all trapping and tethering solutions are “third-party certified to a 2:1 safety factor.” That’s pretty critical … but you won’t know just how important without first understanding what it actually means. Read More

12 Jul 16

Six Tips for Safely Working at Heights


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Objects at Heights Tips

When working at heights, tethering tools and equipment should never be an afterthought. We all know the old “penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building” math. Add a few more pounds and a spike, and you’ve got an incredibly dangerous situation on your hands. Even something as benign as a bolt (or a penny) can become deadly with enough vertical velocity. Read More

7 Jun 16

DROPPED OBJECTS: USING TOOL INVENTORY LOGS


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Tool Inventory

Before climbing to new heights, it’s important for workers to pause and conduct a tool inventory. This critical process is used to document the tools used at heights and identify the trapping and tethering solutions associated with each tool. Read More