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Ellis Fall Safety Solutions (EFSS), a Division of Dynamic Scientific Controls, Inc. (DSC) will come to your site and assess your fall protection problems and needs. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and with regional offices in Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, California, Houston, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas, Washington DC and Richmond, Virginia EFSS offers truly nationwide service. Contact EFSS for your anchorage point engineering needs, OSHA compliance and violation abatement surveys, surveys and assessment evaluations, construction safety and hazard reviews.

Dr. Ellis, EFSS’ founder and CEO, is an active member of the Z359 committee and has been intimately involved in the newly approved revisions and additions to the Z359 Fall Protection Code. In 2007 the National Safety Council (NSC) awarded its Distinguished Service to Safety Award to Dr. Ellis. The award, presented during the National Safety Councils 95th Annual Congress and Expo, is the highest honor bestowed on an individual safety professional by the Council in recognition of outstanding service to the field of safety. In June 2010, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) bestowed its coveted Fellow Honor Award to Dr. Ellis for Lifetime achievement in Safety. Dr. Ellis is the author of “Introduction to Fall Protection”, now in its 4th Edition – widely accepted as the authoritative desktop reference for fall protection.

As noted above EFSS is ready TODAY to help you become Z359 Compliant both by assessing what you currently have in place and by training you on the new Z-359 Code requirements. Including the recent mandate that the Z359.1 – 2007 3600 lb requirement be applied to all snap hook gates. Also turn to EFSS to find out more about the ANSI A14.3 – 2008 footnote requiring horizontal thrust testing for ladder climbing protection devices.

Dr. Ellis also is an expert witness in fall protection and is available nationwide to testify in your fall case. Go to the Ellis Litigation Support pages on this web site to find out more about what services we provide to assist in preparing your fall protection case.

We design horizontal lifeline (HLL) and rigid rail systems, and specialize in installations for rail car, truck, airplane/aircraft hangars and rooftop access protection. Ellis Fall Safety Solutions can assess and design fall protection systems for your bulk loading and unloading needs as well. EFSS can meet all your fall protection needs including rescue, self rescue and safe evacuation considerations.

EFSS is in the forefront of developing systems for tankcar fall protection, truck fall protection, flatbed truck fall protection, box car fall protection, tank truck fall protection and automobile/car carriers/auto carrier fall protection. The fall hazards faced by drivers loading and unloading trucks and accessing the tops of carriers and tankcars are taken very seriously by EFSS. Dr. Ellis recently has completed a study to obtain input from drivers about what they want and need in the way of fall protection that realistically and easily can be put to use on the road. The results of this study were published in the May 2008 issue of Professional Safety. Click here to read the entire article which appears in our What’s New section Ellis Truck Tarping Article.

Ellis Fall Safety Solutions also can provide expert fall protection assessments and solutions Let EFSS assist you as you develop your fall protection needs for bridge maintenance, skyscraper window washing or steeple repair. Whatever your fall protection need, EFSS can help.

Three Point Control is a design concept for climbing access and working at low heights to increase safety for workers primarily using portable and fixed ladders. For engineers and designers, there is a quantifiable human factors balance issue and also a fall stopping issue which determines the degree of efficiency of this type system. To find out much more about Three Point Control read Dr. Ellis’ in-depth article: Three Point Control: Analysis and Recommendations.

EFSS also can provide fall protection for the emerging wind energy industry. Safe work practices while on top of nacelle and hub access, while climbing wind turbines and other wind energy equipment and during erection and maintenance at extreme height is critical.

EFSS also can handle all your training needs. Don’t wait for an OSHA citation or a serious injury to train your work force. Contact us now and we can come to site to train and certify your work force, supervision and engineers in standard OSHA competent and qualified person courses or we can create a course to meet your specific needs.

Are you looking for ANSI Z359 compliant Authorized Person/At Risk Worker training that fits your schedule and won’t mean missing a day of work? Ellis Fall Safety Solutions offers online Authorized Person training. Train at your convenience from any computer. You can even start and stop and pick up your training at a later time. Complete the course, pass the test and receive a certificate. Find out more by clicking on the eTraining photo above.

EFSS provides training beyond Fall Protection as well. Contact us about Maintenance Management, HAZWOPER training and other OSHA training.

Ellis Ladder Improvements, Inc. offers a line of safety devices to improve fixed ladder and roof hatch safety. Visit the Products section of this web site to see how fixed ladder horizontal grab bars and roof hatch horizontal grab bars can make your structure safer. GrabSafe attaches onto extension rails that provide horizontal grab bars for fixed & portable ladders. HatchGrip increases roof hatch safety by adding horizontal grab bars to the hatch for walking in or out of roof hatches, and HatchSafe which also incorporates safety railings around the hatch opening. Ladder grab bars/ladder horizontal grab bars are required by the ANSI A14.3 standard means to facilitate access exit from roof hatches.