Ellis Fall Safety Solutions (EFSS)

Ellis Fall Safety Solutions (EFSS)

Ellis Fall Safety Solutions (EFSS), a Division of Dynamic Scientific Controls, Inc. (DSC) will come to your site and assess your fall protection problems and needs. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and with regional offices in Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, California, Houston, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas, Washington DC and Richmond, Virginia EFSS offers truly nationwide service. Contact EFSS for your anchorage point engineering needs, OSHA compliance and violation abatement surveys, surveys and assessment evaluations, construction safety and hazard reviews.

Company details

306 Country Club Drive , Wilmington , Delaware 19803-2920 USA

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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Health and Safety
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

EFSS is ready to help you become Z359 Compliant both by assessing what you currently have in place and by training you on the new Z-359 Code requirements. Including the recent mandate that the Z359.1 – 2007 3600 lb requirement be applied to all snap hook gates. Also turn to EFSS to find out more about the ANSI A14.3 – 2008 footnote requiring horizontal thrust testing for ladder climbing protection devices.

We design horizontal lifeline (HLL) and rigid rail systems, and specialize in installations for rail car, truck, airplane/aircraft hangars and rooftop access protection. Ellis Fall Safety Solutions can assess and design fall protection systems for your bulk loading and unloading needs as well. EFSS can meet all your fall protection needs including rescue, self rescue and safe evacuation considerations.

EFSS is in the forefront of developing systems for tankcar fall protection, truck fall protection, flatbed truck fall protection, box car fall protection, tank truck fall protection and automobile/car carriers/auto carrier fall protection. The fall hazards faced by drivers loading and unloading trucks and accessing the tops of carriers and tankcars are taken very seriously by EFSS. The results of this study were published in the May 2008 issue of Professional Safety. Click here to read the entire article which appears in our Truck Tarping Article.

Ellis Fall Safety Solutions also can provide expert fall protection assessments and solutions Let EFSS assist you as you develop your fall protection needs for bridge maintenance, skyscraper window washing or steeple repair. Whatever your fall protection need, EFSS can help.

Three Point Control is a design concept for climbing access and working at low heights to increase safety for workers primarily using portable and fixed ladders. For engineers and designers, there is a quantifiable human factors balance issue and also a fall stopping issue which determines the degree of efficiency of this type system. Read more: Three Point Control: Analysis and Recommendations.

EFSS also can provide fall protection for the emerging wind energy industry. Safe work practices while on top of nacelle and hub access, while climbing wind turbines and other wind energy equipment and during erection and maintenance at extreme height is critical.

EFSS also can handle all your training needs. Don’t wait for an OSHA citation or a serious injury to train your work force. Contact us now and we can come to site to train and certify your work force, supervision and engineers in standard OSHA competent and qualified person courses or we can create a course to meet your specific needs.

Are you looking for ANSI Z359 compliant Authorized Person/At Risk Worker training that fits your schedule and won’t mean missing a day of work? Ellis Fall Safety Solutions offers online Authorized Person training. Train at your convenience from any computer. You can even start and stop and pick up your training at a later time. Complete the course, pass the test and receive a certificate. Find out more by clicking on the eTraining photo above.

EFSS provides training beyond Fall Protection as well. Contact us about Maintenance Management, HAZWOPER training and other OSHA training.

Ellis Ladder Improvements, Inc. offers a line of safety devices to improve fixed ladder and roof hatch safety. Visit the Products section of this web site to see how fixed ladder horizontal grab bars and roof hatch horizontal grab bars can make your structure safer. GrabSafe attaches onto extension rails that provide horizontal grab bars for fixed & portable ladders. HatchGrip increases roof hatch safety by adding horizontal grab bars to the hatch for walking in or out of roof hatches, and HatchSafe which also incorporates safety railings around the hatch opening. Ladder grab bars/ladder horizontal grab bars are required by the ANSI A14.3 standard means to facilitate access exit from roof hatches.

Ellis Fall Safety Solutions, LLC and Dynamic Scientific Controls were founded by J. Nigel Ellis, Ph.D., CSP, P.E., CPE. We are an organization of experienced and qualified fall protection engineering, safety and training professionals, dedicated to the implementation of Process Improvement (going beyond safety to uncover the roadblocks within the process that prevents employees from working safely and using safety equipment when required). With over 35 years of experience, we have trained over 20,000 managers and workers in fall protection techniques and procedures since 1970.

J. Nigel Ellis has been involved with tort cases for over 20 years and almost 1000 cases of very serious injury and death resulting from falls from elevation (including stairs and same level). This knowledge base has been woven into our site assessments, engineering, consulting and training courses.

Dr. Ellis is a founding member of the ANSI Z359 committee that developed the new Fall Protection Code which became effective in November, 2007.

Clients that have engaged DSC and EFSS to evaluate their facilities, provide engineering services and conduct fall protection training for their employees and contractors are among the Fortune 500 list. Our staff is eminently qualified in every aspect of fall protection.

The following companies are a partial list of clients that have contracted with our company:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company
  • Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
  • ExxonMobil
  • NBC & NBC Telemundo Studios
  • Phillip Morris USA & Kraft Foods
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • NASA – Kennedy Space Center
  • Purdue University
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Kiewit Construction Companies
  • Embassy Suites
  • Trumbull Construction Corporation
  • Brookheaven National Laboratory
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • General Electric

Ellis Litigation Support – ELS – was founded by Dr. J. Nigel Ellis. We have over 40 years of experience in the field of fall protection, including equipment design, manufacturing and labeling.

Dr Ellis is a fall protection safety engineering practitioner with 30 years of experience as a fall protection consultant and expert witness, having been involved in hundreds of case and in almost every state.

An in-house litigation support group and a nationwide network of fall protection specialty consultants support Dr. Ellis’ expertise.

The ELS litigation support group provides cost-effective, case preparation support to the team expert. See ELS Support Group page.

If your action or case requires a unique area of expertise within fall protection – such as aspects of slip resistance coefficient of friction metallurgy or confined space entry – ELS can call upon our network of specialty experts. This assures you the specialized expertise you need, provided within the framework of the high standards of Ellis Litigation Support.