Fall Protection “Yo-Yos” Are No Child’s Play

In the course of our fall protection consulting work at petrochemical sites, we have seen a significant increase in the use of self-retracting devices—or “yo-yos,” as they are often called in the field. While the yo-yo nickname makes sense, these devices are much more complex than a child’s toy. When used properly, SRDs provide an […]

Recall on self-retracting lanyards

LJB would like to thank Michael Schwartzmiller (aka “Rocket” due to his pitching abilities) of GE Aviation for passing along this important fall protection product recall.  3M recently completed an analysis of GW-7 and GW-11 Series Self-Retracting Lanyards for quality purposes. The company identified a limited number of these units that do not properly achieve […]