Monthly Safety Tip: September

Fall Protection Reminder
 
Harvest is right around the corner and here are a couple things to keep in mind.
 
The harness should be hung, so it doesn’t get crushed, bent, or torn by other objects. Sharp tools can slice the nylon and chemicals could cause the material to degrade. The harness should never be stored on a shelf or on the floor. 
 
Ensure that your storage area is not in direct sunlight or exposed to a heat source. The heat and UV rays can compromise the materials that make up your harness and lanyard. This also applies to other PPE, such as hardhats, as well. Extensive exposure to ultraviolet light can cause materials to break down and fail when they are needed most.