HR Strange But True!
May 20, 2010
Female construction workers walk on red roofs, not the red carpet, but they still want to look nice. And those ugly harnesses just don’t make it with today’s women roofers.  However, these PPE issues may be solved.

Canadian fall-protection and fall-rescue equipment company Norguard reports it has been getting feedback from the increased number of women in the construction industry about harnesses, which have always been designed for men.  The women want personal protective equipment “designed with them in mind,” says Tina Desjardins, vice president of Operations, especially regarding color choice and—and how can we say this—where the straps are padded and where they crossover.

So Norguard has come out with a new female-inspired line called “Go Pro-Girl™” fall protection designed specifically for the female anatomy—and fashion sense.

This new PPE line, which “connects professional woman to fall protection,” has new extra-small sizes that protect workers weighing as little as 100 pounds. And specially designed lightweight strap configurations can go straight across the chest, rather than only crossing at mid-chest level, to accommodate a woman’s figure.

The Go Pro-Girl line includes adjustable lanyards and noryards that come in shorter lengths and have “internal core energy absorbers” in strategic places such as buckles.

And best of all, the entire line comes in an exclusive shade of pink! Wonder what Joan Rivers would think?



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