Possible ANSI fall arrest system standard in the works (11/7)
The committee members attending represented various organizations and industries from across the U.S. and Canada. Many issues were discussed including a possible technical report to accompany the proposed Z359.6-200X ‘Safety Requirements & Specifications for Personal Fall Arrest Systems’ and Z359.7-200X ‘Safety Requirements for Third Party and Self-Certification for Personal Fall Arrest Systems’ Standards.
After a committee vote, the proposed Z359.13-200X ‘Safety Requirements for Lanyards & Energy Absorbers’ Standard’s comments will be addressed before being re-circulated.
There was also a meeting of the ANSI/ International Standards Organization (ISO) US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Fall Protection on Wednesday, October 8, of which ASSE is the Secretariat.