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Fall Protection

Fall Protection


Overview: Fall Protection Safety Equipment
Fall Protection Glossary & Terms
Relevant Fall Protection Safety Regulations and Standards
All Safety Product Fall Protection Links and Associations

Personal Fall Safety Overview

Fall protection uses a combination of ropes, D rings, lanyards, webbing, and safety harnesses. If the fall distance is less than 18 1/2 feet, always use a self-retracting lifeline. If the fall distance is greater than 18 1/2 feet, a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline may be used. OSHA determines that:

  • Employees are required to wear personal fall safety protection above 6 feet.
  • The fall protection anchor points must be able to support 5,000 lbs per employee.
  • The safety harness should fit snuggly for full range of movement.
  • After a fall, a shock-absorbing lanyard that has been deployed must be taken out of service.
  • A person must be brought to a complete stop and limit maximum deceleration to 3 1/2 feet.
  • Employees must not attach fall arrest systems to guard rails or hoists.

All Safety Products detailed information that can assist you in selecting the correct personal fall safety protection equipment to ensure OSHA and ANSI compliance.

Personal Fall Safety Protection Glossary & Terms

  • FAS: Personal Fall Arrest System
  • PFL: Personal Fall Limiter

Personal Fall Safety Regulations and Standards

  • ANSI A10.14
  • ANSI Z359.1-2007
  • ANSI Z359.0
  • ANSI A10.32
  • ASTM F887-05
  • OSHA 1910-146
  • OSHA 1926

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OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

CSA Canadian Standard Association