June 6th, 2014
This past week, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) conducted their first ever fall safety “Stand-Down.” During this time, employers in the construction industry were encouraged to find time in their days to stop work, spending this time instead to educate and train workers in workplace fall safety, including inspecting equipment, developing rescue plans, assessing and eliminating fall hazards, and more.
Read more: Stand-Down for Safety
October 21st, 2013
Mansfield, Massachusetts − Qualcraft Industries, a division of Guardian Fall Protection, is excited to announce the release of the most revolutionary and versatile residential fall protection anchor ever made, the HitchClip™. Made from extremely durable and lightweight powder-coated aluminum, the HitchClip™ is quick and easy to install (with 6 screws or 6 nails), and functions as a permanent anchor point. Because it may be permanently installed, the HitchClip™ not only adds value to any home, but also helps reduce costs for contractors by allowing them to save money on temporary or one-use anchor options.
Read more: Qualcraft Industries Acquires Exclusive Manufacturing & Distribution Rights to HitchClip™
September 12th, 2013
While autumn brings with it brisk evenings, early sunsets, and turkey dinners, so too does it bring rain, mold, and piles and piles of leaves.
Read more: Autumn Cleanup Projects Made Easy
June 1st, 2012
KENT, WASHINGTON — Guardian Fall Protection, a leading provider of fall protection equipment, announced today that they have acquired Trojan Tools, the most reputable manufacturer of power tool accessories in the United States. The purpose behind this acquisition is to promote the product line expansion for Guardian's subsidiary company, Qualcraft Industries.
Read more: Guardian Fall Protection Acquires Trojan Tools
April 3rd, 2013
Using roof brackets can make roofing work significantly more efficient, and can significantly reduce the risk of injury. Roof bracket systems are easy to install, use, and remove, all with minimum penetration into the roof and without damaging shingles. Roof bracket systems offered by Qualcraft help make roofing work safer by providing flat, level surfaces on which to walk and store equipment, and can be adjusted to fit a variety of roof pitches.
Read more: Roof Bracket Systems
January 8th, 2013
The Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) is one of the most common, and one of the most useful, pieces of fall protection equipment used in the construction industry today. Depending on the model, these versatile units can be either mounted on a full-body harness or to an anchorage connector, thereby allowing them to be either mobile or stationary, and many can also be used in combination with horizontal lifelines.
Read more: On the Leading Edge
October 9th, 2013
It’s amazing what words can do. Words are what allow us to have society and culture, to make discourse, and to analyze subtleties. They give meaning to what would otherwise be a dramatically different, and much more silent, world.
Read more: To Prevent or Protect: Selecting the Best Fall Safety Equipment
August 2nd, 2013
As we all know, complying with the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a central focus of the work we do in the fall safety industry. OSHA, as well as other regulating bodies, shape and set the requirements that all the equipment we make and sell must meet. And OSHA’s influence doesn’t stop after our products leave the warehouse.
Read more: Existing and Predicting Hazards — The Role of the Competent Person
July 11th, 2012
We at Guardian have a wide range of knowledge and talents. But, I wager I can name a field few of us are expert in—biology. The basic biological idea of ‘carrying capacity,’ though, is one that even a non-science-oriented brain like mine can understand: it is the largest amount of a given species that can be supported by their environment.
Read more: 'Growth' in the Fall Safety Industry
June 11th, 2012
Let me first start by saying that I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV. However, that does not mean that I cannot have an understanding of the possibility and severity of orthostatic intolerance. Some other more associated, commonplace terms are ‘harness induced pathology’ or ‘suspension trauma’.
Read more: Don't Keep Me In Suspense
October 3rd, 2011
Snakes and Ladders was invented in India over 100 years ago and, eventually, made its way to the United States in the early 1900’s. The board game giant, Milton Bradley, changed the name to Chutes and Ladders in the spring of 1943; and the game remains popular with kids today. The object of the game is to successfully guide your game piece from the bottom square to the top square, being both aided by ladders and hindered by chutes.
Read more: Snakes & Ladders
September 13th, 2013
OSHA recently released the 2011 top cited safety hazards in the construction industry, and residential fall protection was number one. In this last year, OSHA’s revised residential standards have caused quite a stir in the home building and roofing market, having many contractors scrambling to comply.
Read more: Top OSHA Violations: Residential Fall Protection