Company Brings Awareness to the Danger of Dropped Objects on the Job Site

Ergodyne has educational resources available that focus on the importance of dropped objects prevention

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To mark OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down — occurring Sept. 14-18 — Ergodyne is emphasizing the importance of dropped objects prevention.

“Over 50,000 workers were injured by dropped and falling objects in 2018, roughly 6,000 more than the year before,” says Tim Gallant, Ergodyne product director. “To stop this rising injury rate, we need to continue to drive awareness, implement strategies and bring at-heights safety solutions to work sites across the industry.”

This week, Ergodyne is encouraging crews to facilitate toolbox talks, equipment inspections and discussions of job-specific hazards. To aid in this, the company has shared a variety of educational tools, including ready-made toolbox talks, prevention plan roadmaps and a host of other in-depth resources on the dropped object risk

A focal point for Ergodyne is understanding ANSI/ISEA 121-2018— the industry’s first standard to designate design, testing, performance and labeling requirements for tool tethering systems and containers used for transporting and securing tools and equipment at heights. Ergodyne has launched an extensive line of ANSI/ISEA 121-approved solutions since the adoption of the standard in 2018.

“Bringing workers home safely is at the forefront of everything we do and, with injury rates still on the rise, it’s clear there’s plenty of work yet to be done,” says Tom Votel, Ergodyne president and CEO. “Participating in the Safety Stand-Down is one way we can to continue to raise awareness of the dropped object risk, as well as educate the industry on the various solutions available for simplifying at-heights safety.”

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Tenacious Holdings, Inc. (dba Ergodyne) has pioneered the development of a variety products to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on job sites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex Hand Protection, ProFlex Knee Pads, ProFlex Supports, Skullerz Head Protection, Skullerz Eye Protection, Trex Footwear Accessories, KREW'D Skin Protection, Chill-Its Cooling Products, N-Ferno Warming Products, GloWear Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids Lanyards, Arsenal Gear and Tool Storage, and SHAX Portable Work Shelters.


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