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ASSE Announces Reaffirmation of Personnel and Debris Net Standard for Construction and Demolition
Des Plaines, IL (November 10, 2010) — The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) just approved, the A10.11 standard, “Safety Requirements for Personnel and Debris Nets,” which was revised by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) A10 Committee. The A10.11 standard provides minimum design, testing and use requirements for personnel and debris nets, and establishes safety requirements for the selection, installation and use of personnel and debris nets during construction, repair and demolition operations.

The ANSI/ASSE A10 Accredited Standards Committee serves the construction and demolition industry and the A10 standards serve as guides for contractors, labor and equipment manufacturers in the construction and demolition industry to help make work practices safer for all workers. The A10 standards serve as excellent reference tools for those in the construction and demolition field. ASSE serves as the ANSI secretariat for ten additional standards committees, working with professionals worldwide to establish best practices for protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE has published over 60 standards and has several new standards under development.

For more information about ASSE’s work with ANSI and current standards projects, please visit The updated versions of the A10.11 standard will be available in both print and electronic formats in the near future. For more information, contact ASSE Customer Service at 847-768-2929 or visit

Standards play a critical role in the field of occupational safety and health, providing a set of regulations and level of excellence that must be met. Standards help businesses improve safety and quality of life for employees, while enhancing competitive advantage for global businesses. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Standards Development Committees work diligently to provide the most up-to-date standards to aid in regulating dangerous work activities.

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
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