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PURE SAFETY GROUP NAMES DALE BARTELSON SENIOR VP OF SALES AND MARKETING

Dale BartelsonHOUSTON (Dec. 8, 2020) -- Pure Safety Group (PSG), the world’s largest independent height safety product development, manufacturing and training company, has hired Dale Bartelson as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bartelson will oversee sales, business development, training, customer service and commercial marketing for PSG in North America and Latin America.

Bartelson has close to 20 years of experience in the industrial and safety markets. Prior to joining Pure Safety, he held a variety of sales and channel leadership positions at 3M, including national sales manager for the corporation’s Industrial and Safety Markets Center. His experience also includes developing Fastenal’s safety portfolio, before taking on director-level positions at GOJO and Capital Safety, the fall protection company that was acquired by 3M in 2015. Bartelson holds an undergraduate degree from Winona State University and an MBA from the University of St Thomas.

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PURE SAFETY GROUP JOINS BRITISH SAFETY INDUSTRY FEDERATION

Second alliance announced this month as PSG strategic alliance strategy grows globally

HOUSTON, TX (Nov. 23, 2020) – Global fall protection company Pure Safety Group (PSG) announced today a multi-faceted engagement with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), the Safety and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) association in the UK.

As part of the partnership, PSG will become a member of BSIF, and PSG CEO Jeff Ward will join the organization’s board of directors. In addition, PSG training director Phil Rashbrook, with 13 years of experience teaching fall safety techniques, will join the BSIF working group dedicated to enhancing safety for workers at height, which is led by BSIF CEO Alan Murray.

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PURE SAFETY GROUP BECOMES THE EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL “WORKING AT HEIGHT” SOLUTIONS PARTNER OF HSE GLOBAL SERIES

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HOUSTON, TX (Nov. 9, 2020 – Leaders at fall protection company Pure Safety Group (PSG) and HSE Global Series, the UK-based safety focused education and networking association, announced today that the organizations have formed a new exclusive partnership to educate companies and their employees on fall protection to reduce the risks of working at height. The agreement is effective immediately, through the end of 2021.

PSG and HSE Global will kick off their partnership at the HSE Global North American Congress, happening virtually now, Nov. 9-10. In 2021, PSG will play a major role on the topic of fall protection at two more HSE Global congresses, held in the UK. At the events and throughout the year, PSG will be an ongoing educational resource for advancements in fall protection equipment innovation, dropped objects risk mitigation, and height safety and rescue training.

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PURE SAFETY GROUP NAMES JEFF WARD CEO

Jeff Ward Headshot 200wHOUSTON(Sept. 23, 2020) Pure Safety Group (PSG), the world’s largest independent height safety product development, manufacturing and training company, today announced it has named Jeff Ward as chief executive officer. Previously, Ward was president of the company’s international operations. He has spent the last 20 years in various marketing, sales, operations, and general management roles within premium industrial and consumer goods companies. Prior to joining PSG, Ward was CEO of Centurion Safety Products and director of the British Safety Industry Federation. He holds an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Warwick Business School from the University of Warwick in the U.K. Ward assumes the role of CEO effective immediately and will lead PSG’s global team of fall protection experts.

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PURE SAFETY GROUP LEADERS TAKE ON ROLES WITH STANDARDS ORGANIZATIONS

Matt Moreau named head of ISEA dropped objects committee,

Faber named vice chair of ANSI anchorage connectors committee

HOUSTON, TX (AUGUST 11, 2020) – Mathew Moreau, product manager of dropped tools and FME at Pure Safety Group (PSG), has been named chairperson of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Standards Committee for Dropped Objects Solutions. The committee is the first ever to focus exclusively on preventing dropped object hazards in general industry, construction and other sectors that involve work at height. In 2018, the committee set the first U.S. standard to establish design, testing and performance criteria for active systems used to prevent dropped objects in the workplace. Dropped objects cause 278 deaths and 52,700 injuries a year in the U.S. alone, according to the latest statistics, making it the third-leading occupational safety hazard.

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FERNANDEZ JOINS PSG AS WESTERN SALES LEADER

HOUSTON, TX (June 18, 2020) – Fall protection leader Pure Safety Group (PSG) named Randy Fernandez as head of sales for PSG’s western region of the U.S., which now encompasses Louisiana and Texas, effective June 1, 2020. In this leadership role, Fernandez will be a primary resource for companies using fall protection equipment in the region. He will manage a team of eight fall protection experts, working with businesses to understand their fall protection, dropped objects prevention, and confined space and rescue needs as well as advising on proper equipment and training for a thorough and effective safety program.

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NEW GUARDIAN RETRACTABLE HLL INTRODUCED BY PURE SAFETY GROUP

HOUSTON, TX (June 18, 2020) -- Pure Safety Group, the world’s only company dedicated exclusively to fall protection for workers at height, introduces the Guardian Retractable HLL (horizontal lifeline). Available July 8 in North America, the HLL is for use in either fall arrest or fall restraint applications.

During a fall, the Retractable HLL will deploy an extending metal energy absorber designed to reduce peak loads to anchorage structures.

The new Retractable HLL can also be used as part of a fall restraint system, which prevents the worker from reaching the leading edge of a fall hazard.

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Season 3 Episode 2 - Importance of Fall Rescue Plans


This month's episode focuses on planning ahead for effective and safe fall rescue procedures, and touches on the current world event of COVID-19's effects on safety for all.

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PURE SAFETY GROUP UNVEILS CHECKMATE XPLORER HARNESS

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HOUSTON (March 20, 2020) – Pure Safety Group™ (PSG), manufacturer of fall protection equipment used by workers at height, has introduced the new Checkmate© Xplorer industrial full body harness for fall protection to the U.S. market.

The harness, designed to be more comfortable than conventional harnesses during periods of suspension and frequent loading, features visual alert stitching, an intuitive way for the user to understand the correct way to wear the harness.

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Pure Safety Group Recalls Diablo Big Block SRL-LE Immediate Stop Use Required

March 6, 2020

The recall includes the following part #s:
- # 10967: 65’ Diablo Big Block SRL
- # 10968: 50’ Diablo Big Block SRL.
- # 10979: 50’ Diablo Big Block SRL.
- # 10980: 65’ Diablo Big Block SRL.
- # 10982: 60’ Diablo Big Block SRL.
- Component of kit # 20055.
- Private labeled versions of listed part #s.

HOUSTON (March 6, 2020) – Pure Safety Group (PSG) has released an immediate recall on Guardian Fall Protection Diablo Big Block Leading Edge Self-Retracting Lifeline. Due to a potential manufacturing defect over the period of February 2019 through February 2020, this product must be immediately removed from service and returned for inspection and repair.

There have been no reported accidents or injuries related to this recall.

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Season 3 Episode 1 - Application of Products in the Construction Industry and Upcoming Events


Tony opens the Episode one of season three of the Pure Safety Podcast focused on the trends and challenges faced by workers in the construction industry. 

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Episode 9 - Update Since Checkmate's Launch


This episode of podcast began with Tony interviewing the founder of Checkmate, Oliver Auston, who currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer with Pure Safety Group. He spoke in-depth about the premium brand's journey since launch into the North American market.

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Episode 8 - Checkmate's history and evolution


This episode of the Pure Safety Podcast highlights the Checkmate brand and its extensive history, plus a final On The Road segment related to our Oil & Gas Refinery campaign. Founder of Checkmate and now Chief Innovation Officer at Pure Safety Group, Oliver Auston, shares the company's evolution over the last 40 years as a premium fall protection provider.

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Episode 7 - Analyzing Challenges in the Oil & Gas Industry

 

This episode of the Pure Safety Podcast analyzes challenges faced by companies serving in the oil and gas industry and how hazardous working conditions can be minimized for subcontractors, especially during the maintenance months.

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Episode 6 - Preventing Deadly Hazards in the Oil & Gas Industry

This episode focuses on preventing workers in the oil and gas industry from hazards which could take a deadly turn.

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Podcast Episode 5 - National Safety Month 2019

 

The fifth episode of the Pure Safety Podcast is dedicated to National Safety Month, an annual event dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths at the workplace. National Safety Month aligns perfectly with PSG's commitment to raise fall protection awareness, and to provide effective solutions to keep those workers safe.

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Podcast Episode 4 - Dropped Object Prevention

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Did you know every 10 minutes a worker is injured in a dropped object accident?

In this podcast episode, Tony and Bill have an in-depth chat on the growing rate of dropped object accidents and ways to prevent it with Matt Moreau, Product Manager - Dropped Tools for TY-FLOT Stronghold product line. In the last 5 years, labor safety administrations have increased standards and required organizations to meet them to prevent accidents at the job site.

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Podcast Episode 3 - Our PSG Safety Training Program

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Featuring: Safety Training with Steve Fales and Arissa Mendiola of Pure Safety Group

In this episode, Tony and Bill have an in-depth chat with Steve Fales, Director of Customer Service & Sales Support, who was joined by Arissa Mendiola, Training Sales Specialist & Coordinator, on the safety training program offered by Pure Safety Group. Together they enforce PSG's mission to teach rules and regulations around fall protection in a realistic setting giving customers a hands-on learning experience.

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Podcast Episode 2 - Cindy Kunitsugu, PSG Product Development

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In this episode, Tony and Bill have an in-depth chat with Cindy Kunitsugu of Pure Safety Group. Cindy shares how her experience of over a decade exposed her to challenges workers faced daily in the field inspiring her to introduce safety solutions by leading the product development department.

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Podcast Episode 1 - Dan Geisler of O6 Environmental

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In this episode, Tony and Bill have an in-depth chat with Dan Geisler of O6 Environmental. Dan talks about his early experience in environmental remediation and demolition, and how a fall protection project at a former National Guard Armory led to his collaboration with Pure Safety Group. He also gives a snapshot of how Pure Safety Group helped O6 maintain OSHA compliance and increase worker protection through comprehensive training – all at a cost that met their business needs.

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Safety: Fall Protection: It’s Safe to Say that Knowledge is Your Greatest Tool

Implementing a proper fall protection plan is difficult. Here are the basics to give you a firm foundation on which to build your fall protection plan.

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