>  Capital Safety Highlights Rescue Planning, Equipment at ASSE Safety 2015 Conference

​​Leader in fall protection will also showcase latest offerings in fall protection for tools following Python Safety Acquisition

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. June 7, 2015 Capital Safety, a global leader in fall protection and home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands, has announced that its team of safety experts will showcase rescue planning and rescue equipment at Safety 2015 presented by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), June 7-10, in Booth #2312 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas. The company will also showcase its broader range of solutions in fall protection for tools following its May acquisition of Python Safety, Inc., a leading provider of dropped object prevention solutions for tools and equipment.

"When it comes to fall safety, whether it's an object or a worker, prevention solutions and procedures are only step one," says Kevin Coplan, President of North America for Capital Safety. "We're shining a light on the importance of activating rescue plans following a fall. Accidents do happen, but with the right gear and adequate training, we can bring every worker home, every time."

On May 4, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule that applies to work in confined spaces that applies to all construction workers who work in sewers, manholes, crawl spaces, boilers, tanks and other spaces not intended for continuous occupancy. OSHA estimates the final rule will protect at least 800 workers per year from serious injuries and help reduce life-threatening hazards. During Safety 2015, Capital Safety experts will be available to discuss this new rule, offer live rescue demonstrations and provide an updated guide on rescue planning

Capital Safety's programs and products address two leading causes of injury and death for construction workers on job sites—falls and struck-by objects—which are considered among the "Fatal Four" by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These incidents alone make up nearly half of all construction related deaths each year. Capital Safety is introducing a dropped object prevention plan that can be utilized in conjunction with existing fall prevention programs.

​The Rollgliss™ R550 offers the choice of controlled descent rescue, evacuation or the versatility of assisted rescue with lifting capabilities. This state-of-the-art, fully automatic controlled descent device can be used for rescue and evacuation from heights up to 1,640 ft. (500m) for one user 310 pounds (141kg) or 575 feet (175m) for two users totaling 620 pounds (282kg). It features 3/8 inch (9.5mm) super static kernmantle rope, and is configured with connecting hardware at each end of the lifeline to operate in both directions. During assisted-rescue scenarios, a fallen worker can be attached to the R550 device, raised to a point that allows their fall arrest device to be removed, then lowered to the ground safely. 

Rollgliss™ R550 Rescue and Descent Device (3327100)

​The Advanced™ 4-in-1 Davit Guard system provides a basic hoist and a passive restraint guardrail system protecting companion workers and bystanders. It offers ample room for worker entry and maneuvering while keeping the confined space opening secure. The Basic Hoist is the most efficient and economical confined space entry/retrieval alternative to a tripod. This lightweight aluminum structure assembles and adjusts without tools. It features a collapsible base to reduce storage and transport space. A standard tie-off point provides a convenient 5,000 pound (22 kN) anchor point for fall arrest devices where required. All hardware is zinc plated for corrosion resistance. 

Advanced™ 4-in-1 Davit Guard System (8530352)

​Ultra-Lok™ Self Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) are rugged, yet extremely lightweight and superbly engineered devices that can be count on for safety, efficiency and comfort. Stainless steel components, an anti-ratcheting brake system and a semi-sealed design provide the user with a system built to last. Capital Safety's SRLs are backed by decades of proven field service for absolute confidence, safety and reliability. An SRL's lifeline will extend as the user moves away, and retract automatically enabling the user to move about within a recommended working area at normal speeds. Should a fall occur, a speed sensing brake system will activate stopping the fall and reducing the forces imposed on the user to safer levels.

Ultra-Lok™ Self Retracting Lifeline – Retrieval (3501102)

​The Python Safety 5 Gallon Safe Bucket has been designed to safely transport standard five-gallon plastic buck​ets at height. This bucket is larger than the standard Safe Bucket. A patent pending hook and loop closure system allows the bucket to be locked closed during transport of the bucket.

5 Gallon Safe Bucket 100lb Load Rated Canvas Hook and Loop  (1500134)

3M Fall Protection combines the products and expertise of DBI-SALA® and Protecta® with the technology and innovation of 3M to elevate safety to new heights and keep workers comfortable, confident and safe every time they climb. See our products and services at 3M.com/FallProtection.