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Introduction to Fall Protection, Fourth Edition

July 16, 2012
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Intro to Fall ProtectionIntroduction to Fall Protection has been the seminal text in the field since the first edition was published in 1984.

Written to systematically capture the development of fall protection in the United States, Introduction to Fall Protection has successively documented the existing standards from around the world in the first, second, third and now fourth edition. The 4th edition, by J. Nigel Ellis, Ph.D., CSP, P.E., CPE, addresses the most significant cause of worker deaths in the USA - falls. The site Competent Person sections added since the last edition was published include a new section on rope access methods, updated Z359 consensus standards, new equipment on the market and recently identified hazards related to older or existing equipment as well as a section about rescuing fallen workers.

The 4th edition is packed with approximately 600 pages of information about fall protection and is a must for any safety professional. The 4th edition is equally important for any engineer designing buildings and structures requiring safety devices to be attached to the structural elements where only the engineer can evaluate the effect of potentially high impact forces on his designs. Introduction to Fall Protection is the text book taught at a university level and is recommended reading for Certification as a Certified Safety Professional by the BCSP. It defines what a fall hazard is and how to recognize these hazards and introduces a matrix of protection choices.

The 4th edition, Chapter 7, is especially important for structural engineers because of the invaluable calculations demonstrating examples of fall protection engineering analysis by a Qualified Person. Several structural engineering consulting firms have built niche markets recognizing the need to provide services in this field. Until your engineering consultant has his own copy of this new 4th edition information-packed text, you should mark your drawings "unsuitable for fall protection anchorages" to protect against foreseeable use that has not been analyzed. This book helps bring the Competent Person and Qualified Person in Fall Protection together to work as a team to determine proper designs to eliminate fall hazards or how to guard or control the hazard and what training requirements are necessary for exposed workers. Call now at 1 800 372 7775 to place your order or order online.

Price - $165.00.

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