Go Inside the New Fall Protection Code: ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2016
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Fall protection once again tops the list of OSHA's most frequently cited violations. The October 2016 issue of Professional Safety includes an article on the newly revised ANSI/ASSE Z359.1, Fall Protection Code. Following a brief history of the voluntary consensus standard, the article explains why the 2016 revision is a landmark change for manufacturers as well as companies that employ workers at height.
“Businesses should understand the changes to Z359.1 so they can effectively gauge whether equipment truly meets the most current standards,” says Tim Fisher, ASSE’s director of standards and technical services. “Companies should be knowledgeable about the status of standards that affect them, and whether they are active and up to date.”
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