Solving the Challenges of Outfitting Female Arborists with PPE
As more and more women enter the field of arboriculture, the challenge of finding personal protective equipment(PPE) that fits has become a hot topic of converstaion....
Spectrum News: To Address Trade Worker Shortage, Linemen Institute Trains Talent
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Fresh off spring break, 21 students ran through drills on utility poles, on a plateau behind a row of stores off of Ulster Avenue in Saugerties.
This is the second ever class to take the 15-week apprenticeship program offered by the Linemen's Institute of the Northeast (L.I.N.E.).
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Known as two of the most innovative companies in the industry, Buckingham and RECON Dynamics recently collaborated to produce a product that had never been done before – an ANSI/ASTM lanyard with a proximity sensor embedded in the webbing – adding a new lanyard option for companies that outfit their bucket trucks with the RECON system.
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Inspection Notice for BuckGrab Rope Length Adjusting Device(LAD). LAD units covered by this notce are on product with a 'T' manufacturer;s code and manufacture date 10/17 or prior.
Ladder Fall Protection
At Buckingham Manufacturing, we have seen a steady increase in the need for ladder fall protection and ladder stabilization. While OSHA hasn’t mandated any specific systems to protect against fall at this point in time, we have created products to suit our customers’ need to stay safe while on ladders.
BUCKET TRUCK FALL PROTECTION
In 2014, OSHA changes required users in an aerial lift to use either a Fall Arrest or Fall Restraint system.
Fall Arrest System must not allow worker to free fall more than six feet or contact a lower level.
Fall Restraint System (ideal for Linemen working on power lines) must keep worker from falling any distance whatsoever.
"Climbin' For Linemen"
The good people over at Powerlineman Magazine published an article from our Central Territory Manager, Bob Hall about the inaugural “Climbin’ For Linemen”...