All-New, Full-Body Safety Harness Designed and Tested with Third-Party Research Offers Real, Measurable Comfort and Safety for At-Height Workers.
DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA features a number of solutions-based elements including a first-of-its-kind LIFTech Load Distribution System. LIFTech takes the weight off a worker’s shoulders and redistributes it down to the hips, reducing forces on the shoulders up to 85 percent when compared to leading harnesses. PolarMesh padding keeps users’ backs cooler with greater air flow. A Revolver Vertical Torso Adjuster and Tri-Lock Revolver Connectors which offer added security around the legs, have both been added to help workers adjust their harness to the perfect fit. An EZ-Link Quick SRL Adapter helps workers efficiently attach their personal SRL—such as the DBI-SALA Nano-Lok SRL—reducing the time it takes to connect and disconnect by up to 80 percent. Tech-Lite Aluminum D-Rings allow for optimal reliability without adding significant weight to the harness.
In July 2015, Capital Safety partnered with ergonomics specialists from the Sweere Center for Clinical Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics at Northwestern Health Sciences University to create data-driven research to further validate the need for greater innovation in harness development. The research looked at key worker complaints such as the load on the back and shoulders, limited range of motion, and body temperature while wearing the harness. The results confirmed that each of the first-of-a-kind innovations incorporated into the ExoFit STRATA directly addressed these issues in a measureable way.
“When testing leading harnesses we were looking to find measureable solutions for key issues that have become barriers to worker safety,” said Bradford C. Bennett, PhD, lead investigator of the study. “Is it comfortable enough to wear all day? Does it allow for ease of movement? Is it adjustable enough to allow for a proper fit? Is the worker comfortable even after taking it off? We quickly discovered that not all harnesses measure up to the task. ExoFit STRATA truly excelled at solving these issues that historically, have been inadequately addressed.”