The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has released an updated version of its Personal Fall Protection Equipment Use and Selection Guide.
What has changed?
The guide has been extensively updated to reflect new regulations and standards, particularly the November 2016 OSHA rules for walking-working surfaces and fall protection in general industry, and changes to the ANSI/ASSE Z359 standards. The guide provides practical, hands-on guidance for fall protection users and administrators in their selection, use, maintenance and inspection of fall protection equipment, and will help protect workers whose jobs expose them to fall hazards.
Prepared by manufacturers in the ISEA Fall Protection Group, the document describes the process of developing a corporate fall protection program, explains the components of fall protection systems, gives examples of how to select equipment for various types of work, and outlines steps for planning the use of fall protection systems. The guide also contains inspection and maintenance guidelines, definitions, a list of applicable OSHA regulations and U.S. and Canadian consensus standards, and links to ISEA companies and other sources of information.
How to get it
The guide is available online in PDF format, so that they can be read online, downloaded to a computer or portable devices, or printed. The guide is available free of charge, and will be updated as required by changes in regulation or standards.