OSHA top 10 adds new violation for 2017

OSHA adds Fall Protection-Training Requirements (1926.503) to the list of Top 10 most cited safety violations. Contact TSL about your company’s fall protection training needs. Avoid violations and keep your worker’s safe! Click here to read the full article.

For more information about our Fall Protection Awareness Training, please email info@techsafetylines.com or call us at (214) 987-4680.

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Instructor News: Congratulations!!

Tech Safety Lines is proud to announce that 3 of the TSL instructors have been promoted within the Dallas Fire Department.

Captain Matt Gellar

Lieutenant Ed Madden

Lieutenant Matthew Wehrle

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TSL Tip: Know Your Labels

How do you ensure you and your colleagues have the right lanyard for the job?

Per ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013, which is the ANSI standard for Personal Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards, each lanyard should have a label stating whether it is a 6 ft. or a 12 ft. Free Fall lanyard.

For example, the 6 ft. FF lanyard will have a white label with black lettering and the 12 ft. FF lanyard will have a black label with white lettering. (image shown left)

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SRK-11 featured on Viceland for Drone Week

Our self-rescue kit, the SRK-11, is featured in the first episode of Viceland’s Drone Week series! Amazing shots taken of our client’s daily routine as they climb the turbine.

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— Welcome to the New Tech Safety Lines Training Facility —

We invite you to join us for all of your rescue training needs in our new state of the art training facility located in the heart of the Dallas metroplex.
Tech Safety Lines is a globally trusted source for expertise, products, and training in safety equipment and rescue scenarios.
Contact us for course details: info@techsafetylines.com  or (214) 987-4690
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Trainer Highlight:

Tech Safety Lines is honored to work with heroes like Matt Geller. As a Dallas Fire Fighter and a member of Texas Task Force 1, Matt came to the rescue of many families across Texas during Hurricane Harvey.
When Matt isn’t saving lives as a fire fighter or spending time with his family, he is sharing his rescue expertise as a trainer at TSL.
Thank you for your service Matt.
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DIANE’S ‘GOOD TO KNOW’: Know what standards, markings and testing to look for when choosing PPE

13615288_1039353559482875_8067794086727704388_nI recently ran across a large company placing a purchase order for descent devices that were not tested to a descent standard, but rather a standard for rope grabs. When choosing Personal Protective Equipment for your employees, it is important to determine which standard is appropriate for the equipment you are considering. Asking for a certification can determine if the testing criteria were met. Manufacturers should have this information readily available and many will go the extra step and have their products 3rd party certified. Additionally, make sure that the lab that offers the certification is an ISO 17025 accredited lab. Be cautious of a lab that can produce testing results overnight. For example, some testing standards will include a corrosion test. This test alone takes 96 hours to complete. Lastly, know your markings. PPE that is certified in Europe as being CE compliant, will bear the CE mark followed by 4 numbers. These 4 numbers identify the lab that performed the tests.

About Diane Waghorne:
President of Tech Safety Lines, Inc.
13 years experience in the fall protection industry
Served on the AWEA EHS Steering Committee for 6 years
Served on the ANSI subcommittee for ANSI Z359.4
Diane’s LinkedIn

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Wind Energy Update’s Wind Operations & Maintenance Forum Europe 2018

Wind Energy UpdateShow Name: Wind Energy Update’s Wind Operations & Maintenance Forum Europe 2018
Location: Munich, Germany
Link: Click here
Description: TBD
Date: February 13-14, 2018

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nate-2018-logoShow Name: NATE UNITE 2018
Location: Nashville, TN
Link: Click here
Description: Booth # 213
Date: February 19-22, 2018

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TechAdvantage 2018 Expo

Show Name: TechAdvantage 2018 Expo (Electric Co-op Expo)
Location: Nashville, TN
Link: Click here
Description: Booth # 1651
Date: February 26- February 28, 2018

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