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Introduction to Fall Protection

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Author: J. Nigel Ellis, Ph.D., CSP

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2012, ASSE: hardcover; 616 pgs

The first new edition to be published in over ten years brings the reader up to date with the best practices, latest standards and requirements and innovative equipment for addressing falls in the workplace. The many new illustrations and photos provide clear examples of the proper and improper ways to deal with fall hazards based on the experience of the author and other experts. New sections include rope access methods, updated consensus standards, new equipment on the market, and recently identified hazards related to older or existing equipment. A new section on rescue of fallen workers, includes discussions of a rescue plan and procedures. All chapters have been updated thanks to the contributions of dozens of safety and engineering experts. New review questions and answers are also provided.

… safety professionals need to know almost as much about a design involving fall hazards as the engineer who created the design and to ensure protection as the design is implemented. This publication is essential for those who design work or work settings and those who oversee safety when implementing the designs.”
 --Roger L. Brauer, Ph.D., PE 

ISBN 978-1-885581-58-7


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Chapter 6, Active Fall Protection Systems

Chapter 7, Anchorages

Chapter 8, Fall Protection by Worker Activity

Chapter 9, Managed Fall Protection Programs

"This is the most comprehensive and thorough treatise on this subject that I have ever read. In my professional opinion, the word 'Introduction' does not begin to convey the level of detail and useful information on this rich and complex topic--well done."
--Anthony O'Dea, CSP, CHST, STS


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