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on Feb 5, 2014

I thought the requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations were "rules."

on Jul 22, 2014

Just recently, I put together an held an entire PowerPoint pres. meeting in which Fall Protection or the lack there of was solely dedicated.
Too often we find people in all levels of experience, even up to 10+ yr craftsmen, Working off of a 8Ft. Ladder, hopefully tied off to an anchor point that's maybe a couple Ft. above ones head, and here's the (catcher) using a 6Ft. SA Lanyard (for that 6Ft. Rule right) that extends 3-5 more Ft. From impact force alone.
Now we have 9-10Ft.-12Ft. of "Lifeline" not including the many risky "other" factors that would cause fall hazard bodily injuries at lease.
Any persons whom are working at heights greater than the 6Ft. Rule, Shall be properly tied off with the PFP to an 5K Lb. sufficient anchor point that is roughly 16-20Ft. Straight above the chosen working position in order to truly believe that the standard 6Ft. Lanyard and harness will be a safe and best practice method for fal-protection & Mitigations.
"They say" that Falls from shorter heights are to be held accountable for the majority of all severe fall injuries, But yet we'll still see someone working improperly tied off with the wrong Fall gear for shorter levels sooner than you think

This is a very common,lazy and simple behavior to change as well as fixing this problem will greatly help aid saved lives, lost jobs, permanent injuries and company money and Safety ratings.
This is not a secret and some company's are using them 24/7 at lower heights already but for those that don't, may I suggest SRL'S and a cheater cable or D-Ring to anchor the SRL with, or the personal double lanyard hook SRL backpacks are great in many ways regarding this subject.
*well, that's my two cents.
G.M.

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