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DON'T GAMBLE WITH PERSONAL FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT 

Unsafe fall arrest equipment contributed to the fatal 150 foot fall of an Oregon construction worker recently. Burn holes in the worker's fall arrest straps and a faulty self-retracting lanyard were blamed for the failure. These could have been discovered if adequate equipment inspections had been conducted.

Would you gamble with your life? A lot of people do just that when they fail to inspect their personal fall arrest equipment daily. They gamble that the equipment will save their life if they fall. Wearing fall arrest equipment without inspecting it, provides a false sense of security.

This equipment is subject to tremendous loads during a fall, so unless each component is thoroughly inspected and properly used, it may not save your life. Always follow manufacturers' recommendations when inspecting your equipment. Here are several things to look for.

Belts & Body Harnesses:

Lanyards:

If you like to gamble at the card table--okay. But don't do it with your life!

 

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