Choosing the best safety gear for the job can grant you peace of mind. The most important step in fall protection is ensuring that all equipment is compliant with OSHA and ANSI standards. It is important to remember that all fall protection gear should be regularly inspected by a jobsite's Competent Person every six months.
OSHAThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a division of the US Department of Labor that sets and enforces safety standards in the workplace (construction or general). These standards are enforceable by law to ensure healthy conditions and worker safety under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR) - Part 1926.
If you'd like to view or obtain a copy of OSHA's fall safety standards, please visit their website or contact them by mail:
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
200 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20210
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a voluntary agency comprised of manufacturers, engineers and contractors that tests and refines fall protection equipment safety. These industry-leading experts utilize their knowledge to set regulations for proper product installation and application. While ANSI's standards are not legally binding, many best practice methods are eventually adopted by OSHA regulations.If you'd like to view or obtain a copy of ANSI's fall safety standards, please visit their website or contact them by mail:
American National Standards Institute, INC. (ANSI)
11 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036