New Connector Gives Workers Flexibility To Anchor In Multiple Orientations

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Working at height requires movement. Workers need to connect and reconnect their snap hooks dozens — or even several dozens of times — a day. The new 3M™ DBI-SALA® Comfort Grip Connector from 3M™ Fall Protection improves connecting and disconnecting while providing flexibility to anchor efficiently and comfortably in multiple orientations.

“The search for a connector that can be tied off in multiple directions is over,” said Nate Safe, product development specialist at 3M Personal Safety Division. “Many of the hooks on the market can be a nuisance to open where the operator’s hand is placed right in the opening creating a pain point. The Comfort Grip Connector opens and closes easily and comes with a hand guard so knuckles are protected while making a connection.”


Designed and certified to arrest a fall when loaded in multiple orientations, the Comfort Grip Connector helps provide a 5,000-pound tensile strength as well as up to 3,600 pounds in transverse and gate strengths. When connected to a vertical or transverse application, such as a pipe, the hand-guard pin shears in the event of a fall to allow the connector to align with the direction of the fall and remain securely anchored.

The 3M DBI-Sala Comfort Grip Connector is available on some of 3M Fall Protection’s most popular products, including:

  • 3M™ DBI-SALA® EZ-STOP™ Lanyard.
  • 3M™ DBI-SALA® Shockwave2™ Lanyard.
  • 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Personal SRL.
  • 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Edge Personal SRL.

Source: 3M

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