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Team 24

Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Sam Moran
Nicole Morson
Kiwon-Paul Dionne-Jee
Joseph Homan
Nicholas Curley
Danielle Gamelis

Francisco Cunha

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Design and Implementation of Fall Protection System

This projects presents the planning, research, and design of a fall protection system. Holo Krome is a Connecticut based company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of fasteners. Currently, Holo Krome employs a harness system to protect employees from falling off of the top of the furnace. This harness system is cumbersome, uncomfortable, and time consuming to use, leading Holo Krome to seek a proposal for an alternative system. This project’s solution to this problem is a catwalk and railing system that will be installed above and around the furnace to provide OSHA-compliant platforms to service the furnace. This catwalk will also remain small enough to not interfere with the surrounding factory work while still remaining OSHA-compliant. The platforms will be able to withstand 4 times the designated maximum weight, and the railings will be able to withstand at least 200 pounds of slide force loading. The implementation of this system will result in a less cumbersome maintenance routine, will require less training for future workers and will result in a more efficient workflow without the need to wear a harness.