New Safety Standards from American National Standard Institute – ANSI

New safety standards are under development at ANSI and Vertical Access is a member of several subcommittees, including
ANSI Z359.17 Safety Requirements for Horizontal Lifelines for Personal Fall Arrest Systems
ANSI Z359.8 Safety Requirements for Suspended Rope Work
ANSI Z359.16 Safety Requirements for Descending Devices – learn more

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) first published a fall protection standard for General Industry in 1992. That Standard, Z359.1, was titled, “The American National Standard Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components” and was designed to categorize and standardize the wide variety of fall protection equipment in the marketplace. The full ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code was introduced in 2007 and currently has seventeen working subgroups, eight of which are approved and effective at this time:

ANSI Z359.0 – 2007 Definitions and Nomenclature Used for Fall Protection and Fall Arrest
ANSI Z359.1 – 2007 Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components
ANSI Z359.2 – 2007 Minimum Requirement for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program
ANSI Z359.3 – 2007 Safety Requirements for Positioning and Travel Restrain Systems
ANSI Z359.4 – 2007 Safety Requirements for Assisted Rescue and Self-Rescue systems, Subsystems and Components
ANSI Z359.6 – 2009 Specifications and Design Requirements for Active Fall Protection Systems
ANSI Z350.12 – 2009 Connection Components for Personal Fall Arrest Systems
ANSI Z359.13 – 2009 Personal Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards

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