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New At-Heights Solution for Dropped Objects

To mitigate the hazards of dropped objects and heat stress, Ergodyne is releasing the Squids 3775 Can/Bottle Holder & Trap. The product is designed to allow construction workers to easily tether, carry, and secure a water bottle or other containers.

The bottle holder can work with the standard 16.9 oz (0.5 L) size used on most jobsites, according to the manufacturer. The 3775 also holds spray paint and lubrication canisters, making it a versatile tool attachment for any objects-at-heights program.

“Dropped objects, including water bottles and other canisters, are still a major concern on any jobsite with work being done at heights,” said product specialist Brent Velenchenko. “And the Squids 3775 ensures workers can tether their water bottles and other canisters and have them right at their side — safe, secure, and accessible.”

Attaches to Tool Belts, Harnesses

The product’s stainless steel belt clip attaches to tool belts and fall protection harnesses for hands-free convenience, while a zinc-plated D-ring provides a secure attachment point for tool lanyards. This negates the risk of dropped objects, which accounted for 255 fatalities in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

An abrasion-resistant and stretchy neoprene primary material teams with an adjustable webbing strap to accommodate a range of container types. The product has been third-party certified to a 2-lb (0.9-kg) maximum capacity, the manufacturer explains.

“Even off the clock, it comes in handy,” Velenchenko said. “It can be used as a koozie while you’re out on the boat, or water bottle sleeve while training for your next race.”

New Dropped Objects Standard

The product joins the company’s complete line of Squids tool tethering attachments, which provide workers with a secure attachment point for tool tethering. This is significant since most tools are not manufactured with built-in attachment points, Ergodyne explained.

“We’re trying to do our part to help worksites stay ahead of the curve and set a higher standard,” said Tom Votel, president and CEO. “And with a new dropped objects standard forthcoming, educating work crews on solutions like these is only going to become more important.”

For more information, contact: Ergodyne, (800) 225-8238,