These Ladder and Hatch Safety Devices meet US Army Corps of Engineer Requirements (EM 385-1-1) for horizontal grab bars. And ANSI A14.3-2008 section 18.104.22.168
Research findings funded by CPWR (NIOSH) at the University of Michigan shows how important it is to hold the ladder rungs and never the side rails:
Make Walk-Through Ladders Safer
This universal solution retrofits bar type side rails on fixed walk-through ladders
- Fits tightly in seconds
- Grab bars for the hands. Horizontal bars are reliable. Vertical bars are unreliable.
- Never hold side rails again!
Use Grab-Safe, Bolts on easily
- Specials upon request
- Grab-Safe product drawing for weld on application.
- Grab-Safe product drawing for bolt on application.
- Grab-Safe Literature and price sheet
- Grab-Safe Spec.
Patent #6,095,283, Patent #6,347,685, Patent #6,619,428, Patent #D760,917, Licenses Available.
* ISFP Newsletter 1996 article titled “Gripping Ability on Rope Motion,” Report of Findings, October 1994. Study conducted by Kirk and Katie Mothney, British Colombia Council of Technical Rescue and “Ladder Rung vs.Siderail Hand Grip Strategies,” Article in April 2000 Safety Brief, Triodyno, Inc. Paper authored by Ralph L. Barnett and Peter J. Pockynok.
A worker was accessing an elevator pit ladder and held the side rail. His foot impacted a section of conduit against the wall and he fell 6 feet into the corner of the pit sustaining a fatal cervical injury.
A worker was climbing down from a tank catwalk. He was 3 feet below the walk-through section when he lost his footing. He fell 12 feet to the concrete below and was critically injured.
|A worker was accessing an elevator pit ladder and held the side rail. His foot impacted a section of conduit against the wall and he fell 6 feet into the corner of the pit sustaining a fatal cervical injury.||A worker was climbing down from a tank catwalk. He was 3 feet below the walk-through section when he lost his footing. He fell 12 feet to the concrete below and was critically injured.|
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