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Fall Protection

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Fall Protection

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Fall Protection Worker Protections

Fall protection encompasses a wide range of equipment and systems, including overhead anchorage and anchorage strength, horizontal lifeline systems, harness attachments, self-retracting line positioning, twin-leg lanyards, tie-back applications, post-fall suspension, and much more.

Federal Standard and Regulation

Fall protection is required in numerous OSHA regulations, and the equipment is made to comply with national and international performance standards.

American National Standards

The ANSI/ASSP Z359 fall protection and fall restraint standards address fall protection equipment and systems for climbing, work positioning, fall arrest, rescue, evacuation and other fall hazards. These standards also address training, and how to identify and abate hazards to prevent injuries when working at height. 

The ABCs of Fall Protection

There are three vital components that make up a complete fall protection system. These are the ABC’s of fall protection: 
A. Anchorage/Anchorage Connector  
Anchorage: Commonly referred to as a tie-off point (Example: I-beam)  
Anchorage Connector: Used to join the connecting device to the anchorage. (Example: cross-arm strap) 
B. Body Wear 
The personal protection equipment worn by the worker. (Example: full-body harness)  
C. Connecting Device
The critical link which joins the body wear to the anchorage/ anchorage connector.  
(Example: shock absorbing lanyard or retractable lifeline) 


Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide

Frequently Addressed Topics in Fall Protection

OSHA Fall Protection Overview

OSHA National Safety Stand Down

ISEA is represented on the following accredited standards committees and professional organizations:

  • ANSI Z359 – Fall Protection Equipment
  • ANSI A10 – Safety Requirements for Construction and Demolition Operations
  • ANSI Z117 – Confined Spaces
  • ANSI Z535 – Safety Signs and Colors
  • ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel
  • ASTM E54 – Committee on Homeland Security Applications
  • NFPA Technical Correlating Committee – Fire & Emergency Service Protective Clothing & Equipment
  • NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Service Occupational Safety and Health
  • US Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC94 Technical Committee for Personnel Safety – SC4 Fall Protection
  • International Society for Fall Protection (ISFP)

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