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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 May 17

How to Implement a Dropped Objects Prevention Plan – Part 3


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Dropped Objects Prevention Plan

The following is the third post in a four-part series on implementing a dropped objects prevention program. In part three, we’ll focus on executing the controlled implementation and policy creation of your program. If you missed Part 1 or 2, you can read them here: How to Implement a Dropped Objects Prevention Plan – Part 1 and Part 2.
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8 May 17

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Safety Stand Down PR

St. Paul, Minn. (May 8, 2017) – As he tells it, Cody Tilley was working 30 feet in the air, applying pressure to a pipe, when the 24-inch wrench he was using suddenly slipped. Cody caught himself, but had to drop his tool to do so. Fortunately, it had a Squids® Tool Lanyard attached. Had Cody not had the foresight to tether his tool first, it would have struck his co-worker below right in the face – and might have killed him. Read More

25 Apr 17

How to Implement a Dropped Objects Prevention Plan – Part 2


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Objects at Heights

The following is the second post in a four-part series on implementing a dropped objects prevention program. In part two, we’ll look at the next two steps, observing and assessing your pilot area, and properly training personnel within it. If you missed Part 1, you can read that here: How to Implement a Dropped Objects Prevention Plan – Part 1 . Read More

1 Mar 17

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Next Gen Lanyards

St. Paul, Minn. (March 2, 2017) – Ergodyne continued the fast-paced innovation in its Squids® Tool Tethering Line today by introducing five more ground-breaking tool lanyards. This expanded line of F(x) lanyards offers a variety of lighter, low-profile lanyards with shock-absorbing properties and patent-pending carabiner designs. Read More

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

3 Aug 16

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Tool Tethering Kits

St. Paul, Minn. (August 3, 2016) – Ergodyne has announced today a new addition to its Squids® Lanyards Line. Now, workers can choose a Tool Tethering Kit to take with them for work at heights and know they’ve got exactly what they need. Read More