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Fall Protection Inspection Checklist

Fall protection equipment needs to be regularly inspected by a Competent Person according the specifications set forth in the ANSI Z359 protection codes if you want your Z359-rated equipment to be considered usable. Inspection is critical for all fall protection

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Attaching a Self-Retracting Lifeline to a Lanyard

Can I Attach a Self-Retracting Lifeline to a Lanyard? No! This question lands on our virtual doorstep more frequently than we’d like. It’s easy to understand why people ask: you have a Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) and it almost reaches the

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I-Beam Anchorage for At-Height Workers

Recently a construction company contacted us to ask about using a Miller Beam Anchor. They knew the anchor had the ability to provide anchorage for fall protection when used in a horizontal application. The 8816-14 from Miller is a typical

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Keeping Your ANSI Z359 SRLs Compliant

ANSI Z359.1 was published in 1992 and approved a scant 15 years later. Slowly grind the wheels of progress. And ANSI Z359 is progress in terms of worker safety, even if it is going to cost more money in the

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Inspection and Maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment like hard hats and harnesses aren’t made to last forever. So much of this equipment has elastomeric or plastic parts that are particularly susceptible to deterioration over time. Abrasion can weaken stitching, nylon straps can be snagged

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Inspecting Your Fall Protection To Meet ANSI Z359 Standards

While OSHA still establishes the laws surrounding workplace fall protection and is tasked with enforcing them, many organizations look to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for the most current safety procedures and best practices. The new(ish) Z359.1 standards from

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Nano-Lok Edge Is The SRL For Leading Edge Workers

As construction projects take shape there is often no place overhead to attach fall protection equipment. This means foot level connections need to be made, and the fall protection has to be rated for the extra forces that can be

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How Often Does My SRL Need To Be Inspected?

With recent changes to the ANSI fall safety standards regarding inspection of SRLs (self-retracting lifelines) utilities, oil & gas companies, petrochemical, and other site management teams are trying to determine when their devices need to go in for servicing. The

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Self-Rescue Harness Provides Fast Relief for Fallen Workers

Lots of folks out there are finding they need to put together a post fall rescue program. But wouldn’t it be easier if a fallen worker could simply rescue themselves? How much time and manpower could be saved, not to

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Suspension Trauma Straps Can Fit Most Harnesses

Workers and employers are becoming more aware of the problems associated with suspension trauma (also called orthostatic intolerance) which can affect a fall victim who is held aloft by their full-body harness. What people have been asking with some regularity

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