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  • Harness and Lanyard
    Updated On: Dec 19, 2013

    Harness and Lanyard Best Practices

    • Require at least a 3 point harness if you are more than 6 feet off the ground (no harness no climb)
    • 5 Point Harness recommended.
      • 1 Dorsal point
      • 1 Chest point
      • 3 Waist points
    • Inspection of harness.
      • Self-inspection prior to use every day of your personal harness.
      • Employer will inspect their harnesses prior to each use.
    • Lanyard
      • Self-inspection prior to use every day of your personal lanyard.
      • Employer will inspect their lanyards prior to each use.
      • Double lanyard required.
      • Large hooks or tie back Lanyard recommended.
    • Positioning Straps           
      • Shall comply with OSHA standards listed below.
    • What you can use each point for:
      • Chest & Dorsal Point with fall arrest.
      • Chest Point only for ASAP rope grab.
      • 3 Points on waist are for positioning only.

    Check all equipment for ANSI Standard stamp or sticker.

    Fall Protection









    Positioning Straps

    1926.502 (e)(5)


    Any Questions or Comments: Safety@iatse8.com

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