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#149646 - 01/03/04 08:51 PM Harnesses can cause death
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Registered: 05/16/01
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Loc: Lorton, Va USA
You guys need to see this from the CDC. Gives a new perspective on harnesses.
http://www.cdc.gov/elcosh/docs/d0500/d000568/d000568.html

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#149647 - 01/03/04 09:07 PM Re: Harnesses can cause death
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VERY Interesting George!

Thank You,
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#149648 - 01/04/04 04:44 AM Re: Harnesses can cause death
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Thanks for the article, George. That is horrific.

Another example where the legs can kill: http://www.mypharmacy.co.uk/health_infor...information.htm

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#149649 - 01/04/04 07:33 AM Re: Harnesses can cause death
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Registered: 06/08/03
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Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
George
I read the article and was struck by a statement I read. Officials have known about this for awhile. Then why do we have the harness rule and not have right along with the rule the dangers it can present. I am for safety, but not so a manufacturer can benfit, so the worker can benefit. This is alarming to me and I for one would like to see this article repeated in some of the national magizines for the 'mass' to read and comment.
Thanks for the info

Pierre
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#149650 - 01/04/04 08:32 AM Re: Harnesses can cause death
George Corron Offline
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A friend of mine sent me the article just by chance. As one who has been required to wear it, and forced others to wear it, I was kinda shocked, and yes, would like to have known about this much earlier. Perhaps we need to rethink some of our methods?????

Thinkgood, when I went to the Pentagon in '01, I broke my leg, and the doctors missed it. Walked on a broken leg for 3 weeks, guess what I developed???

DVT is a terrible thing. If you've had a leg injury and the swelling starts, get yo ragged self to a doctor and force him to do something about it. I am presently sitting at my computer with my 'special' socks on and still have one clot in my leg that will affect me for the rest of my life.

Glad you guys found that useful.

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#149651 - 01/04/04 08:58 AM Re: Harnesses can cause death
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As some may know I've become a Grandfather lately and may be out of touch with the latest Baby Care info. We have a seat that a toddler can sit in and bounce while playing with various toys within reach.

My daughter said she heard that a baby shouldn't be left in this seat for too long but didn't know why. With this information I just read I'm thinking now that it might be because his feet can't reach the floor. Why have we never heard of this before?

Bill

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#149652 - 01/04/04 10:19 PM Re: Harnesses can cause death
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George,
Thanks for that thread mate,
I've heard of this happening over here within the Construction Industry.
Could you please enlighten me as to the "Fall Harness" term, maybe we have a different term for it over here?.
But to be suspended with your feet touching thin air, seems a sad way to die.
We still use pole belts and ladders here or pole belts and the IEWP.
The only reason we still use pole belts here is because of regular(3 monthly) testing of them.
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#149653 - 01/04/04 10:44 PM Re: Harnesses can cause death
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George:

Sorry to hear about your leg troubles.

I just re-read the article, and I'm still amazed that this is not something that is more well-known.

Based on that article, (barring other factors), a worker who is strapped to a tower is safer than one who is suspended a foot off of the ground!

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#149654 - 01/05/04 09:20 AM Re: Harnesses can cause death
George Corron Offline
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Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 728
Loc: Lorton, Va USA
Trumpy,
Sorry to hear about your fire. Hope it all works out OK.

This is the harness type in question:
http://www.labsafety.com/store/product_group.asp?dept_id=37401&parent_id=634

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#149655 - 01/09/04 06:07 PM Re: Harnesses can cause death
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George,
Thanks for the link, bud!.
I can really see how a harness like that could cause circulation problems after prolonged use.
It's not suprising really, considering that the straps that pass around the thighs, would be like a tourniquet when the bodies wieght is on the harness.
There must be a better way to effect fall safety than this.
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