fall-grnThe International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has released a Spanish version of the association’s popular Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide.

The guide provides practical, hands-on guidance for fall protection users and administrators in their selection, use, maintenance and inspection of fall protection equipment.  The guide will help protect workers whose jobs expose them to fall hazards.

Prepared by manufacturers in the ISEA Fall Protection Group, and available in English and the recent Spanish version, the document describes the process of developing a corporate fall protection program, explains the components of fall protection systems, gives examples of how to select equipment for various types of work, and outlines steps for planning the use of fall protection systems. The guide also contains inspection and maintenance guidelines, definitions, a list of applicable OSHA regulations and U.S. and Canadian consensus standards, and links to ISEA companies and other sources of information.

“Falls are a leading cause of death and injuries in the workplace, and they’re preventable,” said ISEA President Daniel K. Shipp.  “At many work sites, fall hazards can’t be eliminated, and ISEA members make the best equipment and systems in the world to prevent and stop falls.  This guide will help employers and users understand how to select the right equipment and use it properly.”

Both the English and Spanish versions of the guide are available online in PDF format, so that they can be read online, downloaded to a computer or portable devices, or printed.  They are available free of charge, and will be updated as required by changes in regulation or standards.

Visit ISEA’s Product Use and Selection Guides page.