Boston Tea Party

On this date in history, American colonists tossed three shiploads... I said shiploads not... nevermind.    Three shiploads into Boston Harbor in protest. What can this teach us about fall protection? Shiploads.

Actually, there is only one fall protection scenario that popped into my brain when I read about the Boston Tea Party. The removal of damaged equipment. Sure, the tea wasn't ruined, but see if you can follow me on this one.

Every day, guys are forced to wear equipment that should have been pulled from active service months or years ago. I suggest that, in protest, we rally together and throw old equipment overboard and demand new equipment and a better system. You need to rise up for yourselves. Only you can do it.

Why do I suggest such radical action like the tea-baggers? Hmmm, that sounds uncomfortably dirty. Moving on...

This has nothing to do with the fact that we sell this equipment. It has everything to do with the fact that people are going to work with damaged equipment. Ever since I read about Miller's Study on equipment in the field, it kind of creeps me out. It should creep you out too. Do it for yourself or your family. Throw your shitload of crummy gear away.