The ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Arrest/Protection suite of standards evolved from the continuing development of a fall protection standard series. This is an imprtant development in fall arrest protection because there has been no significant change to the fall arrest/protection consensus standard in 20 years.
Although it specifically exempts the SIC code of construction and sports activities, it established standards that most safety equipment manufacturers will compy with therefore its impact will extend to construction.
Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program
Addresses a critical need for guidance in creating fall protection programs by establishing guidelines and requirements for an employer’s managed fall protection program, including policies, duties and training, fall protection procedures, eliminating and controlling fall hazards, resuce procedures, incident investigations and evaluating program effectiveness