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Vertical Lifelines: A Guide to Proper Use, Maintenance and Inspection

Vertical lifelines are an important part of the fall protection system for workers using fixed ladders or similar climbing surfaces that are part of a structure, such as water tanks and antenna towers. Vertical lifelines allow the worker to move up and down the entire height of the line rather than having to disconnect and find a new tie-off point. Here are basic tips for proper use, maintenance, and inspection of fall protection vertical lifeline systems that will keep your workers safe and your equipment in good working order.

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Using chain to guard any loading docks does not meet the OSHA regulation of a rail to be able to withstand a force of 200 pounds in any direction?