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Code of Federal Regulations – 1910.146 Permit-required confined spaces

This blog is a quick reference for folks (private, public or government agenies alike) who are needing a quick reference for the federal guidelines overseeing confined space regulations. This section does not apply to agriculture, to construction, or to shipyard employment (parts 1928, 1926, and 1915 of this chapter, respectively). 1910.146 (b) Definitions. Acceptable entry …

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4 Fundamentals of Force Multiplier Mechanics

Force multipliers and the four fundamentals of mechanics are important to understand in order to be a successful creator. The force multiplier is the means by which you can increase the force that you output, while the four fundamentals of mechanics are what keep your creation stable and functioning. If you want to be a …

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Knowledge is not left behind… though equipment can be.

Rope rescue hardware is designed to function as part of a system.  It must be used with properly selected and sized rope, webbing and other components compatible with the rescue scenario. The hardware must also be used within its safe working load limits and manufacturer’s instructions. Most hardware has not been tested to failure, so …

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IMPORTANT: 8 Anchoring Considerations That Will Save Your Life

Hi All! I had to laugh the other day when, with a friend, he called me out on my “euphemisms”. To understand this… the definition of euphemism is – “a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing”. I had too …

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW PETZL PULLEYS & WHY YOUR TEAM WILL WANT THEM

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW PETZL PULLEYS & WHY YOUR TEAM WILL WANT THEM After the SPIN L1 models last year, in 2022, the range of pulleys continues to expand with the arrival of the SPIN S1 and the SPIN S1 OPEN. And of course we can’t forget the REEVE, a combination …

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HOW TO – Use the ASAP LOCK on a Vertical Lifeline in a Sloped Roof Application

HOW TO USE THE ASAP LOCK ON A VERTICAL LIFELINE IN A SLOPED ROOF APPLICATION Nate Williams, Petzl Technical Institute (PTI) Trainer in Petzl America, shows us how to use properly the ASAP LOCK on a vertical life system used in a sloped roof application, as it could be found while installing solar panels, doing …

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No Implementation Means Flushing Your Strategy and Tactics Down The Drain

The following information is tilted towards building a solid rope rescue and rigging team, but I would be remiss to say that it applies to thousands of other “purposes”, but also to the inanimacy of a “rigging system” as a whole or in part. By viewing your rigging systems as an organic makeup of living …

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