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Tool Arrest - Dropped Object Prevention - PRYME AUSTRALIA
With Tom Votel, Ergodyne CEO / Nat Bohmbach, Ergodyne Product Director

Pryme and Ergodyne have solidified their position as trusted industry leaders in worksite safety across Australia and New Zealand, and their commitment to preventing dropped objects is unwavering. The Ergodyne range of Tool Arrest solutions offers innovative tool tethering and trapping designed explicitly to provide unparalleled protection and peace of mind for workers at heights.

“Last year, the industry saw an increase in the number of workers injured by falling objects — that’s a major problem.

Tom Votel – CEO, Ergodyne

Safe Work Australia and WorkSafe NZ recently reported 18,000+ injuries in 2021-2022 and 24 deaths from falling and moving objects on site. These staggering stats highlight the importance of implementing measures to prevent dropped objects.

A sentiment that was reflected amongst America’s workforce by Tom Votel, President and CEO of Ergodyne in a recent interview, “Last year, the industry saw an increase in the number of workers injured by falling objects — that’s a major problem. Continuing to innovate and improve upon solutions in the drops prevention category is more important than ever.”

As a relatively new standard, it is crucial that the ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 ‘Dropped Objects Standard’ be adopted by worksites and Safety Officers to ensure the safety of workers. Approved by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2018, the Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions sets forth essential guidelines for product solutions aimed at preventing falling objects. This comprehensive standard defines minimum design, performance, and labelling requirements for equipment, ensuring rigorous testing protocols are in place to enhance worksite safety and mitigate the risks of falling objects.

“This is big because it establishes tethering systems and containers as the best practice when it comes to falling object safety.”

Nate Bohmbach – Product Director, Ergodyne

Leading this charge for ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 and at the heart of Ergodyne’s innovation is Nate Bohmbach, the esteemed Product Director responsible for the Prevention Pillar and the chairman of the ISEA committee that developed this standard. With an unwavering passion for at-height safety solutions, Nate leads the development of innovative products to keep worksite tools organised, efficient, and safe.

“This is big because it establishes tethering systems and containers as the best practice when it comes to falling object safety,” said Nate Bohmbach.

“To date, many have been content with PPE such as hard hats or administrative controls such as barricade tape, but those do not prevent items from falling, nor do they eliminate potential injury. Tethering systems prevent the items from falling altogether.”

Why the Drop Free Zone Matters

The need for dropped object prevention is more crucial than ever. Workplace injuries due to falling objects have increased, underscoring the necessity for proactive safety measures. Ergodyne’s commitment to continuous improvement in drop prevention showcases its dedication to creating safer work environments.

Real-Life Impact

Workers understand that their personal commitment to looking after others is not merely a responsibility; it is a profound demonstration of care and solidarity. On any worksite, workers have experienced those heart-stopping moments when a close call could have turned into a life-altering accident. These instances serve as powerful reminders of the personal commitment workers have to look after one another. It’s the knowledge that a simple tool lanyard can protect their coworkers and buddies from potential hazards that motivates them to always prioritise safety. While the primary focus of worksite safety is often on preventing falls, workers also understand the significance of Tool Arrest to prevent dropped objects, an aspect that should not be overlooked. Their dedication to accident prevention mitigates risks and fosters a culture of care and support that resonates throughout the entire worksite.

Join the Tool Arrest Revolution

As the Drop Free Zone becomes the new norm in worksite safety, Pryme invites you to explore their comprehensive range of Tool Arrest solutions. See the entire range of DROP FREE ZONE solutions and take the first step towards a safer, accident-free future. Remember, when it comes to safety, there’s no room for compromise. Together, we can make a difference and save lives in the Drop Free Zone. Join the movement today and secure a Toolbox Talk for your site.

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