SafTDek Fall Protection Equipment

April 12, 2023

According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In 2020, approximately 351 out of 1,008 construction fatalities were due to fatal falls to a lower level, which accounts for about a third of all on-the-job deaths in the construction industry. These deaths cause significant problems for workers, their families, and the construction companies they work for.

However, these deaths are preventable; therefore, what equipment can be adopted to safeguard workers from falls?

On today’s episode of the Conversations from the Edge podcast, host Michelle Dawn Mooney speaks with Greg Crumpton, the Vice President of Service Logic, Nathan Sollenberger and Ryan Kerfien, Co-Creators of the SafTDek product, about the role of SafTDek in optimizing safety for construction workers.

Mooney, Crumpton, Sollenberger and Kerfien discuss:

  1. Problems related to implications of falls in the construction industry
  2. How SafTDek helps ensure safety for employees
  3. What companies need to know about implementation and logistics for SafTDek

“The SafTDek Condenser Railing system was designed to prevent falls at heights. This product becomes useful when workers need to climb to reach a certain height to do their jobs. The financial implications of falls are quite significant, with each fall costing the company about $100,000. If there is a fatality, it quickly exceeds a million. This safety system is an excellent opportunity for people on-site to conduct pre-safety audits to ensure maximum protection against falls,” explained Sollenberger.

“Service Logic is interested in the SafTDek Condenser Railing system because it is essential to provide better safety platforms for our thousands of employees. Many clients always want an assurance that contractors working on their job are being safe. This is to avoid litigation issues. Therefore, SafTDek is a great tool to build a great relationship between contractors and their clients,” noted Crumpton.

“Workers do not have to worry about risks when they have the right safety tool such as the SafTDek Condenser Railing system. Coming up with something that makes other people safer is something that makes me proud. About 320,000 replacement fan motors are sold every year in the U.S., and this is just on-demand service replacement jobs. We should be up on these units quarterly doing fan inspection- this is lots of trips to the top of an air-cooled condenser. When you think about that across various companies, the need for SafTDek as a safety tool becomes paramount,” added Kerfien.

Nathan Sollenberger is a Co-Creator of the SafTDek product. He has worked as a project engineer with Hoffman & Hoffman, Inc. and has worked in the industry since 2014.

Ryan Kerfien is a Co-Creator of the SafTDek product. He received a B.S. in Technology Education from the State University of New York at Oswego and an M.BA. in Business Administration and Management from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte Belk College of Business.

Greg Crumpton is Vice President of Service Logic. He attended Clayton State College and studied business; he attended Georgia Tech University and studied finance and accounting, and AMA courses on business fundamentals. Crumpton has been with Service Logic for over 8 years.

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