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​​​Capital Safety Highlights Fall Protection Offerings for Electrical Utility Industry at 2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo 

Capital Safety Products & Training Meet New OSHA Regulations for Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution

SAN DIEGO – Sept. 15, 2014 – Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands, will highlight the products and training it offers for the electrical industry during the 2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, Sept. 15-17, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center. The Capital Safety booth, #3523, will feature live wood pole and electric utility demonstrations Monday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.; and Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

In April 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published new, updated rules and regulations for electrical power generation, transmission and distribution. Impacting both construction and general industry situations, the compliance deadline for most of the rules and regulations specific to fall protection is April 1, 2015. OSHA estimates the new rules will prevent an additional 118 workplace injuries and 20 fatalities or more annually. During the expo, Capital Safety training experts will be on hand to discuss the new OSHA requirements impacting fall protection for the electrical utility industry.

"Capital Safety has the products, tools and training to help you be compliant with the new OSHA regulations," said Jerry Falk, Director, Training and Technical Services, Capital Safety. "Capital Safety offers on-site and online training, in addition to 20 global state-of-the-art training centers, including our newest location in Tustin, California."

Capital Safety is also offering a free white paper outlining the new OSHA fall protection requirements.

SEAT-BELT™ 4D Lineman Belt (1001401)
​The SEAT-BELT is designed by linemen, for linemen and is made with 100% top grain leather from Red Wing, MN. Rolled edges and a grommet tongue buckle belt offer durability along with comfort at the hip. The patent pending weight distribution and reinforced seat provide the most ergonomically correct solution in the industry for linemen working at height for extended periods of time.

​COMING SOON! The first rope grab of its kind, the Rope-Safe Rope Grab is certified to multiple world standards to provide advanced protection to workers at height. The 7/16th – ½" kernmantle rope grab is designed to provide the versatility of easily switching between an automatic or towable manual rope grab. The patented inertia cam provides an anti-panic grip function engaging the device and arresting a fall even if the user grasps the rope grab in a way that interferes with the primary braking mechanism. Tested up to 440 pounds, far exceeding the requirements of both ANSI​ and CSA, the Rope-Safe provides an unequalled device for Industrial fall protection, rope access and rescue.

​The best-selling arc flash self-retracting lifeline just got better! Designed specifically for utility applications to provide the ultimate protection to workers in electrical transmission and distribution environments. With 20 different configurations, it provides unrivaled jobsite flexibility, meeting virtually any arc flash need, including two unique designs for bucket truck and aerial lift applications. The web lifeline is made with Nomex®/Kevlar® fiber and reinforced edges for superior wear resistance and durability. An eight foot length provides better mobility, giving increased access to anchor points.

DuPont™, Kevlar®, and Nomex® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

Trainings Available Now

Capital Safety offers a full range of standard and customized fall protection and industrial rescue courses at its training centers located around the world, as well as on-site training services designed around the unique characteristics of a facility. Fifteen courses are currently offered, and anyone who works at height or in confined space can register and benefit from them. Training not only helps keep workers safe, but also helps employers comply with OSHA, ANSI and other safety regulations within their industry. All Capital Safety trainers are former firefighters or military personnel with considerable hands-on safety, fall protection and rescue experience. Visit Capital Safety online and go to Training to learn more or register for a course.

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