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Safety Netting Fall Protection Systems

If you spend time learning about our industry, you have probably read or heard about the ABC’s of fall restraint.  The ABC’s of fall restraint are simple and easy to remember:  anchor point, body harness, and a connecting device.  Fall protection systems based on the ABC’s are considered active restraint fall protection systems.

Active restraint fall protection is highly effective, but this methodology has limitations.  Active restraint fall protection systems require the worker to take specific steps to tie off and each component of the system, from the PPE to the anchor points, requires inspection, maintenance, and periodic recertification.  OSHA also requires that all workers are trained in the safe use of their fall protection equipment. Finally, there are some applications (e.g., construction applications) where active restraint fall protection is not a viable option.

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Did You Know?

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?