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MSA Safety develops time-saving temporary horizontal lifeline


MSA Safety Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of sophisticated safety solutions, is offering a first-of-its-kind temporary horizontal lifeline that can help save time on the jobsite through its intuitive and tool-less installation features

Falls continue to be a leading cause of preventable injury and death in the workplace, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). MSA’s new Temporary Horizontal Lifeline allows for a 75% faster installation compared to traditional cable systems. The system’s integrated locking and tensioning mechanism eliminates the need for nuts, bolts and wrenches, a key feature that makes the system significantly easier to install because there is no need for tools.

“Our new Temporary Horizontal Lifeline was designed to address how long it took workers to install a traditional lifeline system by making this easier to use, but without sacrificing the level of safety for workers at height,” said Gustavo Lopez, MSA Safety’s general manager of Industrial Products & vice president of Connected Services.

“This new system is lighter and easier to manoeuvre, and can be easily set up by one person, allowing the worker to spend more time on the job rather than setting up their systems.”

With locking and tensioning mechanisms on the same side, workers no longer need to travel back and forth during set up. The new device has also incorporated clear visual indicators to show when the system is properly installed. Designed to be adaptable to an ever-changing jobsite, the flexible, lightweight cable makes installation easier, plus MSA’s patented bypass shuttles allow two users to maintain 100% tie-off while passing one another on the same line.