ASSE recently announced the approval of the new American National Standard Institute (ANSI)/ASSE Z359.2-2007 standard. The standard,Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program, is the first approved in a series of standards that focus on fall protection and related systems.
standard, approved by ANSI on April 23, 2007, establishes guidelines and
requirements for an employer’s managed fall protection program including
policies, duties and training; fall protection procedures; eliminating and
controlling fall hazards; rescue procedures; incident investigations; and
evaluating program effectiveness.
The purpose of the standard is to help
organizations develop and implement a comprehensive managed fall protection
program that identifies, evaluates and eliminates, or controls, fall hazards
through planning, proper training, proper installation and use of fall
protection and rescue systems, and implementation of safe fall protection and