According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are over six million workers working at construction sites all over the United States, and there are potential dangers for such people at all times. A major hazard of working in construction is falling from considerable heights, which may result in grave injuries and even be fatal at times. The right fall protection equipment can help workers to have safer working conditions, so investing in reliable products is a must for people in such industries. At Harness Land, you can choose from a wide range of construction safety harnesses that are compliant with the regulations of OSHA and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to ensure that every worker has maximum protection while working at the construction site.
Choosing the Right Construction Safety Harness
A good construction harness has three important features: safety (at the minimum, compliance with government standards), simple yet sturdy design (for ease of use), and universal wearability (so that as many workers as possible can use it).
Needless to say, safety is paramount as a badly-designed or ill-fitting harness may actually harm the wearer as much as not wearing one. A construction harness should be able to bear considerable loads and pressures and support its wearer, all the while not interfering with everyday construction tasks.
Ensure that you check the straps, clips and hooks—these have to be tested for certain load bearing ratings so that the harness can meet most daily load requirements. The same has to happen for the fabric used in the straps as well. A good construction safety harness would also be significantly resistant to the vagaries of nature, which includes dusty environments, rain, and even snow. The use of harness fabric that is sweat-resistant and easy to clean is an added advantage, as this not only ensures comfort for the workers but improves slip resistance as well.
Another important factor that you should remember while choosing a harness is the design, or rather its simplicity. A construction harness should ideally feature a design that is built to tackle emergencies and prevent accidents. At the same time, the harness has to aid in everyday tasks— this has led to the popularity of no-tangle designs, which are built to address this problem. If you feel that construction safety harnesses with multiple options and enhanced design features cost more, remember that they do offer a better value given the extra protection features.
The range of construction harnesses we have included ones featuring padded designs, extra-sturdy straps, and thicker buckles. Some also feature semi-back rests and shoulder pads to ensure comfort during long hours of work. Below are some of our popular construction safety harnesses:
Cyclone Tower Harness – Guardian
This harness is built specially for those who are involved in work positioning, climbing, and suspension activities in construction, and is extremely comfortable for the wearer. The design of the Tower Edge Construction Harness is based on the Premium Edge Series Harness line, an award-winning one and features ultra-padding. A highly durable product, this harness has a body belt and one of the most comfortable saddles among such harnesses. It is compliant with OSHA and ANSI requirements, and its integrated hydration pouch makes it easier for the wearer during long climbs.
FS-FLEX270 X-treme Iron Workers Harness
With 2nd skin shoulder pads, a fall arrest indicator label, and an advanced back pad, this harness is designed to make work easier and safer for iron workers. While the detachable heavy duty grommet belt makes it convenient, the no-tangle D-ring Pad minimizes the problem of web knotting. Other features of the X-treme Iron Workers Harness include grommet buckles, D-ring for side waist positioning, and lanyard keepers. Available in different sizes to suit every worker, this construction safety harness also has two built-in colors for ease of use while being worn.
At Harness Land, your safety is our priority, and that is why we have been bringing you the best safety equipment in the fall arrest domain for several decades. With our products, you can have complete peace of mind with regards to safety as you focus on what’s important—your work.