Trauma Safety Strap helps prevent the effects of suspension trauma
after a fall
worker who is suspended to stand up in their harness to relieve
- A safety
accessory that can be attached to most harness brands/styles right in
to your harness is fast and efficient - just choke off to strap and
compact and lightweight design stays out of the worker's way
and operation is fool-proof, simply unzip, and hook straps together
loop design allows for either one or two-foot suspension relief
is Suspension Trauma?
The Suspension Trauma Safety Strap was designed to help a worker overcome
the potential negative health impacts of suspension trauma (otherwise
known as Orthostatic Intolerance). This condition can occur when a person
remains suspended at height (after a fall) for even short periods of time.
Suspension in a harness may cause blood to pool in the veins of the legs
which can result in unconsciousness; if not rescued promptly, serious
injury or death may occur. OSHA requires that employers provide for prompt
rescue of employees in the event of a fall. The Suspension Trauma Safety
Strap is designed to prevent suspension trauma while a worker is awaiting
Strap Helps Prevent Suspension Trauma.
The Suspension Trauma Safety Strap allows the worker, who is
suspended, to stand up in their harness and to relieve the pressure being
applied to the arteries and veins around the top of the legs. The
continuous loop design allows both sides of the harness to relieve the
pressure being applied to the legs. The strap accommodates either having
one foot or both feet in the loop at a time - it will relieve the pressure
to both sides with just one foot in allowing for added movement of the
legs. The strap allows for increased comfort, balance and improved
circulation in the legs while suspended and waiting for rescue.
and Easy Installation, Operation.
The two packs are compact, lightweight and easily installed
to most harness sizes, styles and brands. To attach, simply choke the pack
around the harness web at the hip. After a fall, the packs can quickly be
unzipped, deploying the web loop and hook straps. These are easily
connected and adjusted to provide a strap for the foot to conveniently
step into. This allows the worker to stand in their harness and
relieve the pressure on the legs while waiting for rescue.