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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

    OSHA

    ANSI

    Harness

    1926.501

    Z359

    Lanyard

    1926.502

    Z359

    Positioning Straps

    1926.502 (e)(5)

    Z359

    Any Questions or Comments: Safety@iatse8.com


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