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Is Your Anchor Point Safe?

If you have ever taken a fall protection training class or read much on the topic, you’ve heard references to the ABC’s of personal fall protection systems:  anchorage, body harness and connecting device.  Sometimes folks also include the letter D, which stands for the descent and rescue component.  The ABCD mnemonic is easy to remember, but its proper application can be a challenge.  To make our point, let’s take a look at some commonly used anchor points in the window washing industry.

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New OSHA Regulations for Window Washing Anchors and Rope Descent Systems

By now, you’ve probably heard about OSHA’s revised Walking-Working Surfaces regulations.  Many of the articles published on this topic explore the deadlines to convert from ladder cages to ladder safety systems (we recently published an e-book that discusses the new ladder regulations).  Make no mistake—the revised fixed ladder requirements are significant, but the new OSHA regulations cover additional ground that will impact employers and property owners nationwide.    In this post, we’ll look at the new Walking-Working Surfaces regulations as they relate to the use rope descent systems (RDS) and window washing anchors. 

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Did You Know?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide prompt rescue of their workers in the event of a fall or assure that their workers are able to self rescue?