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A Previously Unidentified Failure Mode for Ladder-Climbing Fall Protection Systems

Description: Testing was conducted to show that it is possible for a ladder-climbing fall-protection system to meet applicable ANSI and OSHA standards and still potentially allow users to fall in an unrestricted manner. This session discusses a potential rare failure mode that can lead to system failures without warning.
  Instructor(s): Steven R. Arndt, Ph.D.
Brian T. Weaver, P.E.
Exponent, Wood Dale, IL
  Level: I