• Experts demonstrate how to select, inspect, and adjust a body harness at the Fall Protection Showcase.

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    Experts demonstrate how to select, inspect, and adjust a body harness at the Fall Protection Showcase.

Sponsored by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the Fall Protection Showcase increased the concrete industry’s awareness of proper practices and procedures, and the products available to achieve safe worksites.

The showcase was a hands-on education/demonstration area where attendees learned how to properly use personal fall protection equipment and review the three vital components that make up a complete fall protection system—anchorage, body support, and means of connection.

Experts from 3M, Capital Safety, Elk River, and Honeywell Safety Products were on hand to discuss how to select, inspect, and adjust a body harness; how to select the proper means of connection for an assigned task; and how to combine the two selections into a fall protection system.

Attendees also had the opportunity to practice what they learned. Following their workstation training, the attendee walked through a worksite simulation to practice connections.

The content for this educational activity was drawn from the content found in the International Safety Equipment Association’s “Use and Selection Guide for Personal Fall Protection Equipment.” This document is available here.