What Every Safety Manager Needs to Know About Fall Protection Rescue

Sep 22 2017

What Every Safety Manager Needs to Know About Fall Protection Rescue

CMC Rescue FreeTech™ Harness

  • OSHA states that “the employer must provide for prompt rescue of each employee in the event of a fall”.
  • A fall from height while using a full body harness can be the equivalent force your body would experience from your vehicle head-on into a concrete bridge at 15 mph.
  • A fall from height while using a personal fall arrest system may lead to a tourniquet effect from the leg straps.  This effect, known as suspension trauma, can lead to blood pooling in the legs, rapid heart rate, decreased circulation, and toxic blood. Suspension trauma, if untreated, can be fatal.
  • CMC Rescue, has developed an American made harness that solves this problem.  With its Switchpoint™ System, anyone properly trained and wearing the FreeTech Harness can, within seconds, deploy into a comfortable point-of-refuge seated position.

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Jackson Dalton