Session Title and Description: A Solution for Fall Prevention Using PFPE.
Boom lifts require the use of PFPE by all in the work platform (operator and occupants) – but there is no way to ensure that all personnel are safely attached to their PFPE. The Boeing company and Control Dynamics Inc. (CDI) team created a STANDARDIZED approach to ensuring that PFPE is worn. The newly-designed system is becoming the Boeing standard, complies with all worldwide requirements, is inexpensive, and ensures that lifts may not leave the ground unless everyone is attached to their PFPE. The interlock system also incorporates features to prohibit lift movement when any occupant has left the platform.
Safety Innovation Award Winner: Boeing Company in conjunction with CDI developed Piranha Lox True Interlock Harness
Determined to be a leader in the prevention of occupational falls – which cause 10% of all occupational fatalities in the United States – the Boeing Company in conjunction with CDI developed the Piranha Lox True Interlock Harness, a fall protection system that disables a work platform if a worker is not properly hooked into his or her Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).