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ASSE Presents a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Webinar August 18

Posted in on Mon, Aug 2, 2010

Des Plaines, IL (August 2, 2010) — The American Society of Safety Engineers will offer an interactive live webinar titled, “Understanding a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program and Personnel Key to Its Development and Implementation,” on August 18 at 11:00 a.m. CDT. The webinar will feature speakers Randall Wingfield, chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z359 Accredited Standards Committee and chairman of the International Society for Fall Protection, as well as Thomas Kramer, chairman of the ANSI Z359.6 subcommittee on the design of active fall protection systems and the ANSI Z359.17 subcommittee on horizontal lifelines.

Key issues addressed during this webinar will be developing and implementing a comprehensive managed fall protection program as the most effective method to identify, evaluate and eliminate fall hazards. The ANSI/ASSE Z359.2-2007, titled “Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program,” will be a key component of the presentation and will aim to help attendees better understand key terms related to the success of a fall protection program, specifically terms such as authorized person, competent person, qualified person and program administrator. Understanding the responsibilities of each aforementioned team members, limitations and training required is necessary for better formulating successful fall protection programs as addressed in this webinar.

Webinar attendees will receive a free electronic copy of the ANSI/ASSE Z359.2-2007 standard, access to the live webcast and 30 days of access to the archived recording, slides from the session and 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The price to attend for ASSE members is $115, for AIHA/ACHMM is $125 and for non-members is $135. For more information about the webinar and to register, please visit

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to For more information about professional development and educational opportunities with ASSE, please visit

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