First and Only Standardized Fall Protection Equipment Custom-designed for Specialized Industry Applications
WAUKESHA, Wis., September 11, 2013 – Safway Group and Honeywell Safety Products are pleased to introduce the Miller TurboLite Personal Fall Limiter™. Designed by Honeywell, at the request of Safway Group – specifically for workers in the scaffold, access and industrial service fields – the Miller TurboLite Personal Fall Limiter (PFL) is the lightest model on the market to help minimize worker fatigue.
“We turned to Honeywell/Miller to help us develop and engineer fall protection equipment designed specifically for our industry,” said Safway Group President and CEO Bill Hayes. “This is part of our 100% fall protection policy requiring all of our employees who are working at heights to wear protective gear. We want to provide our employees with the best possible fall protection equipment. The Miller TurboLite PFL, combined with the Miller Aircore™ harness and other Honeywell fall protection products, gives our workers more flexibility, while keeping them secure and properly tied off.”
At ideal lengths for scaffold builders, the Miller TurboLite PFL is available in a six-foot and a new nine-foot model, providing complete range of motion, while workers maintain full tie-off requirements. In addition, a self-retracting lifeline halts any fast and unexpected movements, stopping any falls within inches instead of feet. The Miller TurboLite PFL is also equipped with a radio frequency indicator (RFI) feature that offers the ability to track the safety equipment, identifying to whom and when the equipment was issued and when it was last inspected.
“Workers are going to be in compliance if the equipment that they use is designed to fit their needs,” said Jack Boss, president of Honeywell Safety Products. “This is in line with our mission to work with customers on their application-specific safety equipment needs, which in turn leads to innovation and improved worker safety. Through work with companies like Safway Group, Honeywell Safety Products is becoming the reference leader across personal protective equipment categories.”
“Safety is our No.1 value at Safway Group,” concludes Hayes. “We’re laser focused on identifying and reducing risks to continually improve our award-winning safety program.“
Safway has reduced its recordable injury rate among employees by more than 50% over the past year and by more than 70% in U.S. refinery/petroleum and power markets because of these safety improvement measures.
About Safway Group
With more than 90 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing system of distributors worldwide, Safway Group companies deliver efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions – The Smart Way™ – by collaborating, communicating and sharing resources. Offering experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings, Safway Group companies include CL Coatings, Industrial Coatings and Fireproofing (ICF), Redi Insulation, Swing Staging, Safway Atlantic, Safway Services; Safway Services Canada and Swing Staging. With the largest engineering staff, an exclusive project management system, award-winning safety excellence and a full line of products and services, Safway Group companies design and implement innovative, quality solutions at the lowest installed cost for projects of any size and scope. Safway has been an industry leader since 1936. Safway Group companies serve the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries worldwide. For more infomation about Safway Group, visit: www.safwaygroup.com
About Honeywell Safety Products
Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal®, Oliver® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.