Category Archives: ASSE

ASSE Z359.1-2016

The Fall Protection Code

Published by: 2017-08-14 / 2017-08-14 / 24 pages
The Fall Protection Code is a set of standards
that covers program management; system design;
training; qualification and testing; equipment, component
and system specifications for the processes
used to protect workers at height in a managed fall
protection program. This standard identifies those
standards and establishes their role in the Code
and their interdependence.



The Fall Protection Code encompasses standards
for personal fall protection systems that incorporate
a full body harness, intended to protect
the user against falls from a height either by preventing
or arresting free falls. In general, systems
that prevent a free fall are preferable to systems
that arrest a free fall. The types of systems that
shall be addressed by this Fall Protection Code include:

a) Fall restraint systems
b) Work positioning systems
c) Rope access systems
d) Fall arrest systems
e) Rescue systems

This standard specifies minimum requirements
for the processes, systems, sub-systems
and components used in a managed fall protection
program that meets all of the requirements of the
ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code.

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ASSE (Plumbing) 1001-2017

Performance Requirements for Atmospheric Type Vacuum Breakers

Published by: 2017-06-01 / 2017-06-01 / 24 pages
ASSE 1001-2017 provides performance standards and compliance testing procedures for atmospheric type vacuum breakers that are single pipe-applied, flushometer-applied, or integrally-applied. Atmospheric type vacuum breakers provide protection of the potable water supply against pollutants or contaminants that enter the water system due to backsiphonage through the outlet. This standard does not apply to water closet tank ballcocks or similar devices that depend on float-operated valves to control flow.

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ASSE Z9.10-2017

Fundamentals Governing the Design and Operation of Dilution Ventilation Systems in Industrial Occupancies

Published by: 2017-02-17 / 2017-02-17 / 60 pages
This Standard establishes minimum
requirements for the commissioning,
design, specification, construction,
installation, management, operation,
maintenance, and testing of dilution ventilation
systems (including demand dilution
ventilation) used for the reduction,
prevention, and control of employee
exposure to harmful airborne substances
in the industrial environment. The
Standard establishes minimum requirements
to provide safe and healthful working
conditions in industrial employee
occupancies.

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ASSE Z359.2-2017

Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program

Published by: 2017-01-09 / 2017-01-09 / 68 pages
This standard establishes criteria and requirements
for an employer?s fall protection program
including policies, duties and responsibilities, training,
survey and identification of fall hazards, fall
protection procedures, eliminating or controlling fall
hazards, rescue procedures, program implementation,
incident investigation and evaluating program
effectiveness.

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ASSE Z359.6-2016

Specifications and Design Requirements for Active Fall Protection Systems

Published by: 2016-12-21 / 2016-12-21 / 60 pages
This standard is intended for engineers
who are trained as qualified persons and who have
expertise in the design of active 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.

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ASSE Z359.3-2017

Safety Requirements for Positioning and Travel Restraint Systems

Published by: 2017-07-01 / 2017-07-01 / 36 pages
This standard establishes requirements for the
performance, design, marking, qualification and
verification testing and instructions for lanyards
and positioning lanyards for users within the capacity
range of 130 to 310 pounds (59 to 140kg).

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ASSE Z359.16-2016

Safety Requirements for Climbing Ladder Fall Arrest Systems

Published by: 2016-11-02 / 2016-11-02 / 52 pages
ASSE Z359.16-2016 establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification testing,instructions for use, inspection, maintenance, storage and removal from service of vertically oriented Climbing Ladder Fall Arrest Systems (CLFAS) consisting of flexible and rigid carriers with multiple attachment points and associated carrier sleeves for users within the capacity range of 130 to 310 pounds (59 to 141kg). See Figure 1 for examples of CLFAS equipment.

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ASSE A1264.1-2017

Safety Requirements for Workplace Walking/Working Surfaces and Their Access; Workplace Floor, Wall and Roof Openings; Stairs and Guardrails Systems

Published by: 2017-01-09 / 2017-01-09 / 40 pages
ASSE A1264.1-2017 sets forth safety requirements in industrial and workplace situations for protecting persons in areas/places where danger exists of persons or objects falling from elevated walking and work surfaces such as floor, roof or wall openings, platforms, runways, ramps, fixed stairs or roofs in normal, temporary and emergency conditions.

The scope of this document has application to more than industrial settings. It applies also to workplace settings used and occupied mainly by workers. For example, the document applies to stage
areas in theaters as used by stage hands and performers (i.e., workers).

Excluded from this standard are: private residences; escalators; moving walks; floor openings occupied by elevators, manlifts, dumbwaiters, conveyors, machinery, containers; the loading and unloading
areas of truck, railroad and marine docks; self-propelled motorized mobile equipment; mobile ladder stands and mobile work platforms; scaffolds used in the construction, alteration, demolition and maintenance of buildings and structures; ladders and construction work areas; and marina and floating tank ladders.

Recognizing that the special safety requirements necessary for assembly occupancies
may not be adequately covered by other codes or standards, this standard may provide the minimum safety performance requirements to protect the occupants. See ANSI/ASSE A10.18, Safety Requirements for Temporary Floors, Holes, Wall Openings, Stairways and Other Unprotected Edges in Construction and Demolition Operations.

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ASSE Z117.1-2016

Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces

Published by: 2016-08-04 / 2016-08-04 / 84 pages
This standard provides
minimum safety requirements to be followed
while entering, exiting and working in
confined spaces at normal atmospheric
pressure.

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ASSE A10.43-2016

Confined Spaces in Construction and Demolition Operations

Published by: 2016-08-04 / 2016-08-04 / 44 pages
This standard sets forth the
minimum elements and activities of a
program that defines the duties and
responsibilities of construction and
demolition employers to be followed while
entering, exiting and working in confined
spaces at normal atmospheric pressure.

Exception: This standard does not pertain to
underground mining, tunneling, caisson
work or other similar tasks that have
established national consensus standards.

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