ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code

Z359 Fall Protection Code, Version 3.0 (Z359.0-2012, Z359.1-2007, Z359.2-2007, Z359.3-2007, Z359.4-2013, Z359.6-2009, Z359.7-2011, Z359.12-2009, Z359.13-2013, Z359.14-2012, Z359.1-1992 (Rl999), A10.32-2012, Z490.1-2009)

Published by: American Society of Safety Engineers / 2013 / 3.0 Edition
Falls remain one of the leading causes of on-the-job injuries and fatalities. The standards included in the Fall Protection Code provide organizations with a comprehensive resource for protecting workers at height.

The Code includes the following standards:

ANSI/ASSE Z359.0-2012:
Deftnitions and Nomenclature Used for Fall Protection and Fall Arrest
Establishes the definitions and nomenclature used for the Z359 Fall Protection Code.

ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007:
Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components
Establishes requirements for the performance, design. marking, qualification, instruction, training, inspection, use, maintenance and removal from service of personal fall arrest systems.

ANSI/ASSE Z359.2-2007:
Minimum Reqolrements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program
Establishes guidelines and requirements for an employer’s managed fall protection program, including policies, duties and training, fall protection procedures, eliminating and controlling fall hazards, rescue procedures, incident investigations and evaluating program effectiveness.

ANSI/ASSE Z359.3-2007:
Safety Requirements for Positioning and Travel Restraint Systems
Establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification, test methods and instructions of lanyards and harnesses comprising personal positioning and travel restraint systems.

ANSI/ASSE Z359.4-2013:
Safety Requirements for Assisted-Rescue and Self-Rescue Systems, Subsystems and Components
Establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification, instruction, training,
use, maintenance and removal from service of connectors, harnesses, lanyards, anchorage connectors, winches/hoists, descent control devices, rope tackle blocks and self-retracting lanyards with integral rescue capability comprising rescue systems used in preplanned self-rescue and assisted-rescue applications.

ANSI/ASSE Z359.6-2009:
Specifications and Design Requirements for Active Fall Protection Systems
This standard is intended for engineers with expertise indesigning fall protection systems.It specifies requirements for the design and performance of complete active fall protection systems, including travel
restraint and vertical and horizontal fall arrest systems.

ANSI/ASSE Z359.7-2011:
Qualification and Veriftcation Testing of Fall Protection Products
Specifies requirements for qualification and verification testing of Z359, Fall Protection Code, products. It includes requi..-ements for third-party testing, witness testing and manufacturer testing of fall
protection products.

ANSI/ASSE Z359.12-2009:
Connecting Components for Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)
Establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification, test methods and removal from service of connectors.

ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013:
Personal Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards
This standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification, instructions, inspection, maintenance and removal from service of energy absorbing lanyards and personal energy absorbers.

ANSI/ASSE Z359.14-2012:
Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems
This standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, qualification testing, markings and instructions, inspections, maintenance and storage, and removal from service of self-retracting devices (SRD’s) including self-retracting lanyards (SRL’s), self-retracting lanyards with integral rescue capability (SRL-R’s), and self-retracting lanyards with leading edge capability (SRL-LE’s).
Reference Standards and Documents: ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-1992 (Rl999):
Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components
Included as a historical document.

ANSI/ASSE A10.32-2012:
Personal Fall Protection Used in Construction and Demolition Operations
Establishes performance criteria for personal fall protection equipment and systems in construction and demolition and provides guidelines and recommendations for their use and inspection. It includes, but is not limited to; fall arrest, restraint, positioning, climbing, descending, rescue, escape and training activities. This standard does not include linemen’s body belts, pole straps window washer’s belts, chest/ waist harness and sports equipment.

ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009:
Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training
Establishes criteria for safety, health and environmental training programs, including development, delivery, evaluation and program management.

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