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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Dennington Safety Gear, Inc.
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through Twitter
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If Other above, please explain.
I manufacture a totally different style of safety harness which I demonstrate through live jumps in order to expose misconceptions and false claims of safety equipment and to show how to truly be in federal compliance

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Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHA

Following up on my last blog concerning the federal compliance of safety harnesses you use, the following article was published by Human Resource Executive Online and can be found at

I have been saying this was coming for years and now the changes in the White House are making it a reality.

Congress Turns Up Heat for OSHA

The potential for criminal convictions and increased financial penalties for… Continue

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 5:24pm


Does a manufacturer required anchor point elevation of 18½ feet preclude the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in aerial lifts? On January14, 2009 Noah Connell, Acting Director, Directorate of Construction for OSHA, issued an interpretation as to whether a manufacturer-stipulated minimum anchor point elevation of 18½ feet precludes the use of a shock absorbing lanyard in an aerial lift.

He stated in that interpretation that “…section 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) requires a personal fall… Continue

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 12:08pm

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At 5:21pm on March 18, 2010, Cindy Bateman Brewer said…
Mark, I really need to change the email address associated with this site, since I never check the damned thing. It turned into a spam account, so I opened a new one. If can find where to do that, I'll be able to keep up with what's going on. I've also joined linkedin and have been active on there.
At 12:49pm on January 12, 2010, Craig Carlson said…
Hi Mark!!! Well you are long overdue for the good news back east :-) Im working on a fall protection plan for a job in Hawaii, EM 385-1-1 stuff. I'll get back to you or you me!!! Take care my friend!! Craig
At 3:58pm on May 14, 2009, Linda Lorenzen-Safety Geek said…
Give me some time to go through your info. I like to be prepared! LOL
At 5:20pm on May 7, 2009, Chuck Woodings said…
Thanks Mark for the information. I will be looking into this further.
At 3:40pm on May 7, 2009, Jarrod Mabb said…
Thanks for the add and I did read your recent article, very good stuff there. It will be something that I'll have to pass on for sure.
At 10:26am on May 7, 2009, Chuck Woodings said…
This looks interesting. What about the use of it in a bucket truck?
At 7:02pm on May 6, 2009, Mark Dennington said…
I would like anyone followng me to please go to my discussions area and see my comments on the Loose Fitting Safety Harnesses discussion posted. This is very important information which you will find very interesting.
At 2:23pm on May 6, 2009, Tracy Haus said…
yes i went to your web site and thought it was a very great tool. i would like to know if there is a sales rep in Iowa
At 12:49pm on May 6, 2009, Mike Maloney said…
Looking for the link to the video.

I'm retired, and looking for new opportunities, but what we used was the "First Man Up" device to attach to the overhead steel. I'd like to see how your setup works for future reference.
At 11:28am on May 6, 2009, Tracy Haus said…
I can get the the fall comparison but not the video can you email me

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