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Roof Fall Protection Systems: Benefits of Portable Guardrails

As a safety manager, each decision you make is critical for ensuring a safe workplace for your employees. You not only need to keep up to date with current OSHA laws, but determine the best methods for keeping your workers safe. One of the best ways to do that is by installing roof fall protection systems, specifically a non-penetrating system.

According to OSHA, "nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day," and thousands of fatalities occur annually. The highest number of fatalities and injuries occur because of falls from heights. OSHA warns that failing to use a roof fall protection system is a major cause of these injuries. They recommend installing a roof railing that meets the specifications laid out in the OSHA guidelines. Having a rooftop fall protection system is not just critical for safety – it’s required by law.

Safety In The News: November 2017

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of November 2017:


Fall Protection: Are You Fully Prepared? (OH&S)
Companies have a constant need to improve the safety of employees and the environment they work in. Supervisors and company leaders understand how quickly accidents can happen in the workplace and how devastating their effects can be.

Safety In The News: October 2017

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of October 2017:


Why you need to be active about passive fall protection in your facility (BIC Magazine)
At the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced its Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. It should have come as no surprise that at the top of that list was “Fall Protection”...

Atwood-Prior, Inc. Joins the Tractel Family

CHASKA, MN (October 23, 2017) – Tractel is pleased to announce that effective November 1, 2017, Atwood-Prior, Inc. has been appointed as the company’s new Western States representatives. Serving the Pacific and Rocky Mountain regions for over 34 years, Atwood-Prior is an experienced manufacturer’s sales representative agency committed to providing its customers with superior customer service and support. Tractel looks forward to the exciting growth opportunities that Atwood-Prior will offer the BlueWater and Fabenco brands.

Tractel Welcomes New General Manager, Lance D. Harry

CHASKA, MN – (June 20, 2017) – Tractel is pleased to announce the appointment of Lance D. Harry, P.E. to the position of General Manager. Mr. Harry will oversee the BlueWater Manufacturing business located in Chaska, MN and the Fabenco business in Houston, TX. Mr. Harry will be responsible for daily operations of the Tractel business including sales, marketing, operations, and engineering activities.

BlueWater Announces New Partnership with Northeast-based Distributor Beacon Sales

CHASKA, MN (March 15, 2017) - BlueWater, a Tractel brand, has announced a new partnership with Beacon Sales, a leading distributor of building materials in the Northeast United States. This partnership combines BlueWater’s industry-leading line of passive fall-protection products with Beacon Sales’ established network of distribution centers located throughout New England and New York.

Tractel to Exhibit at National Safety Council Expo in Anaheim

CHASKA, MN – (October 10, 2016) – Tractel, makers of industry-leading rooftop and in-plant safety solutions, will exhibit at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Anaheim, CA, October 17-19, 2016.

At the booth, attendees can see the BlueWater LumiGuard solar warning light, as well as their innovative Skylight Defender and SafetyRail 2000 products in action. SafetyRail 2000 (SR2K) is BlueWater’s most versatile passive fall protection system, eliminating the danger of potential trip hazards on rooftops. The Skylight Defender from BlueWater is a non-penetrating frame used to prevent injury from falling through skylights. In addition to these two products, BlueWater will demonstrate their entire line of rooftop safety solutions in a mock rooftop environment in Anaheim.

Tractel to Exhibit at ASSE Safety 2016 Conference

CHASKA, MN – (June 24, 2016) – Tractel, makers of industry-leading rooftop and in-plant safety solutions, will exhibit at the ASSE Safety 2016 Health & Safety Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, GA, June 26-28, 2016. New at the show will be Tractel’s interactive trade show booth, which will showcase their BlueWater and Fabenco brand products in application, and bring the show attendee into the environment where the company’s products live.

BlueWater to Exhibit at the 2016 International Roofing Expo

February 12, 2016, CHASKA, MN - The leader in modular guardrail systems and passive fall protection, BlueWater, a Tractel company, will be exhibiting at the 2016 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], taking place February 17-19, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA.

The International Roofing Expo is an annual trade show and educational conference where all segments of the roofing construction and maintenance industry come together for three days of face-to-face interaction, product review, education and networking.