Introduction to Fall Protection, Third Edition

By J. Nigel Ellis, Ph.D., CSP, P.E.

Published by ASSE, 1800 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187; phone (847) 699-2929; 2001, hardcover, 450 pp.; $74.95 members; $89.95 non-members. ISBN 1-885581-31-9. Order #4380.

This new edition of Introduction to Fall Protection is easy to read and well organized. It should serve as an excellent reference and resource document for those persons trying to implement fall-protection programs; those solving fall protection application problems; and those seeking more technical information and guidance on good safety engineering fall protection measures that will work in the real world. It is the best document that I have seen on fall protection, the most comprehensive coverage that I have seen on this subject in one volume.

This book is also an excellent compilation of the research done in fall protection. The guidance provided in the text is on the mark. Those who implement the solutions that are being advocated in this text will provide a great service to those employees whose safety and health is their concern. This book should be a "must" resource for any safety professional involved in fall protection.


Thomas H. Seymour, P.E.
College Park, MD

Thomas H. Seymour is the former Acting Director of OSHA Safety Standards Programs.