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What Are the Different Types of Sling?

Monday, January 27, 2020 9:28:52 AM America/Chicago

What Are the Different Types of Sling

 Slings cradle heavy loads and transport them. Discover what the different types of slings are and which ones work best for certain projects.

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The Purpose of Positioning Devices

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:07:40 AM America/Chicago

The Purpose of Positioning Devices

Whether a worker is performing tasks 10 or 200 feet above the ground, they rely on their equipment to be able to do their job safely. With heavy tools strapped to their bags and supportive lanyards keeping them safe from a fall, there are a lot of intricate, moving parts that go into making a successful day. A tower climber’s work positioning equipment is one of these very parts. Though professionals more commonly use fall arrest systems, work positioning gear plays a key role in how much freedom there is to finish a task.

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How to Store Fall Protection Equipment

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:22:16 AM America/Chicago

How to Store Fall Protection Equipment

As reliable as your fall protection equipment often is, unfortunately, they’re heavily susceptible to damage when exposed to the elements. Therefore, how you store your fall protection equipment is key to your protection during a climb. To ensure that you’re as safe as you can be on the job, learn how to properly store fall protection equipment.

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Hoist vs. Winch: What's the Difference?

Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:38:17 AM America/Chicago

Hoist vs. Winch: What's the Difference

Rigging gear is essential to moving heavy loads across a job site. Discover what the differences are between hoists and wenches and how to properly use them.
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Essential Tips for Handling Power Tools

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:28:56 AM America/Chicago

Essential Tips for Handling Power Tools

In the modern tower and line maintenance industries, power tools are essential to effectively and efficiently complete the work. Convenient and versatile, these tools are the backbone of any successful project. However, each of these gadgets, while made to make certain tasks easier, require a certain level of skill, experience, and knowledge to use in the proper manner. In fact, using them without the proper training can result in unfortunate injuries to the handler and those around them. So, to stay as safe on the job site as possible, utilize these essential tips for handling power tools.

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Essential Tower Climber Fall Protection Items

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:48:28 AM America/Chicago

Essential Tower Climber Fall Protection Items

Many factors go into making a work environment safe for its workers—one of the most important being the equipment available. For tower climbers, in particular, fall risk is often high. As such, it’s crucial that each employee is given the necessary tools to keep themselves safe in hazardous conditions. These are some of the most essential tower climber fall protection items to have on any job.

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Factors to Address in a Fall Protection Plan

Friday, January 3, 2020 10:38:40 AM America/Chicago

Factors to Address in a Fall Protection Plan

When you work in the climbing industry, fall protection plans are crucial to keep you and your team safe on the job site. These plans are specific to each particular site and cover a variety of elements that can affect the safety of everyone involved. These are the key factors to address in an effective fall protection plan.

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The Importance of Fall Protection

Monday, December 23, 2019 9:19:59 AM America/Chicago

The Importance of Fall Protection

When you work in the tower maintenance field, the risk of workplace accidents is just another part of the job. But whether you’re 10 or over 100 feet above the ground, the chance of falling is very real for all who suit up for a climb. As such, it’s crucial that all involved understand the importance of fall protection to properly cater to workers’ needs.

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Tips for Tower Climbing During Extreme Cold Conditions

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:23:14 PM America/Chicago

Tips for Tower Climbing During Extreme Cold Conditions

The winter months can be grueling for even the most experienced climbing professionals, and this is especially the case for tower climbers. Required to scale towers anywhere from 200 to 500 feet high, these workers get exposed to temperatures that those on the ground can’t even fathom. It’s crucial that they protect themselves from these additional weather hazards without compromising their ability to do their jobs. If you’re a tower climber preparing to take on a long winter, make sure you utilize these tips for tower climbing during extreme cold conditions.

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How to Know When to Replace Your Harness

Monday, December 2, 2019 4:05:00 PM America/Chicago

How To Know When To Replace Your Harness.

Have you ever asked yourself the question: How do I know when it’s time to replace my harness? Such organizations as OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) and ANSI (American National Standard Institute), don’t have any rules or guidelines for the shelf life of a particular harness or lanyard. Instead, they rely on the manufacturer to make these decisions. 

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