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Dropped Objects Standard 121-2018 Approved, Adopted by ANSI

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced the “Dropped Objects Standard” has been approved. ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions establishes minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for product solutions that prevent falling objects and guidelines for testing that equipment.

With annually over 250 fatalities and nearly 48,000 reported injuries from dropped objects in the United States in 2016 (Bureau of Labor Statistics), the need to address dropped objects is of an urgent matter.

The standard addresses four active controls against dropped objects, including:

Anchor Attachments
Tool Attachments
Tool Tethers
Containers

Squids® Hand Tool Attachment Trap - Slips™

19741

Squids® Tool Lanyard
Dual Carabiner

19822

Squids® Coil Hard Hat Lanyard with Buckle

19157

Squids® Can / Bottle
Holder & Trap

19775E

Squids® Power Tool Bracket – Grinder Trap™

19797

Squids® Wrist Lanyard Tethering Kit

19662