New Ideas

Safety harnesses have extra padding

Pure Safety Group has added the Guardian Fall Protection Series 3 harness and Guardian Fall Protection Series 5 harness to its line of Guardian safety harnesses. Designed to protect users working at heights, the full-body harnesses feature captivated chest straps said to prevent improper adjustments and accidental slippage, rubber web ends that fold over to protect the harnesses from damage and dual lanyard keepers to safely store unused lanyard legs. Each harness also has an optional heavy-duty waist pad and belt to accommodate tools. The Guardian Fall Protection Series 3 harness has an adjustable torso section and snap-on shoulder padding said to enhance a user’s comfort. The Guardian Fall Protection Series 5 harness features leg padding, durable shoulder pads, rubber impact indicators for load indication and trauma relief straps said to reduce the effects of suspension trauma during a fall. The harnesses each have a weight capacity of 130 to 420 pounds and reportedly meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

Snow management system withstands high winds

Alpine SnowGuards® has made available Alpine LedgeGuard, a snow management system designed to prevent ice and snow from falling off a roof. The system can be installed on ledges, cornices, parapets, sloped walls, terraces and balconies. Milled countersink on the underside of Alpine LedgeGuard’s adapter plates accepts an EPDM bushing to form a watertight compression seal, and the system’s low-profile design reportedly helps it withstand high winds. Available in three configurations, Alpine LedgeGuard has a standard aluminum mill finish, or the system can be powder-coated.