In our efforts to help educate safety professionals on how they can deploy an effective dropped object prevention program, here is a visual aid to help you understand if your tethers are ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 certified or not.
The ISEA 121 standard has gone back for a final round of public comment. Public comment is due to close by June 8th so you don't have long if you want to be part of this groundbreaking new safety standard. Ensure your voice is heard, go to:
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Why is dynamic drop testing important when it comes to tool safety? When the ISEA 121 committee on Dropped Object Prevention began working on the new standard, they made a keystone decision to require dynamic drop testing to prove any and all DOP solutions instead of the traditional static testing. But why is this important? How does this make us safer and what is dynamic drop testing anyway? Let’s see if we can shine a light on some of these questions.