By TOOLS OF THE TRADE Editors
The new DBI-SALA 50-Foot Sealed-Blok SRL is a fall-arrest device designed with several industry-first safety features. It is the first self-retracting lifeline to achieve IP68 certification, based on its ability to withstand harsh environments and seal out dirt, dust, water, and chemical contaminants. Its field-replaceable lifeline also helps to lower the cost of ownership. Other features include an optional integrated retrieval winch and dual-mode rescue capability, which allows users to choose between automatic self-lowering rescue mode and standard fall-arrest mode. Its 420-pound weight capacity is the highest of any self-retracting lifeline on the market, says the manufacturer. Price: $1,500. 800-328-6146. www.capitalsafety.com.