Current List Of Laws & Proposed Standards For Fall Protection Equipment

Compliance Information

Fall protection equipment (fall arrest equipment) manufacturers are regulated by laws, regulations, standards and recommendations promulgated by various national and international bodies.

In Canada and the United States the pertinent standard and regulations are:

Present Regulations (OSHA)

General Industry

  • OSHA 1910 Standard Scaffold Structures
  • OSHA 1910.23 Floor & Wall Openings
  • OSHA 1910.27 (d) (5) Ladder Safety Devices
  • OSHA 1910.28 (j) (4) Bosun Chairs
  • OSHA 1910.36 Emergency Action Plan
  • OSHA 1910.66 Powered Platforms
  • OSHA 1910.146 Confined Space
  • OSHA 1910.268 Personal Climbing Equipment
  • OSHA 1910.269 Electrical Utility Workers
  • OSHA 1910.272 Grain Storage and Handling

Construction

  • OSHA 1926 Subpart (M) Fall Protection
  • OSHA 1926.104 Safety Belts
  • OSHA 1926.105 Safety Nets
  • OSHA 1926.107 (b) (c) Lanyards, Lifelines
  • OSHA 1926.450 (a) (5) Ladder Safety Lifelines
  • OSHA 1926.451 (l) (4) Bosun Chair
  • OSHA 1926.750 Steel Erection
  • OSHA 1926.959 Lineman’s Belts, Straps and Lanyards
  • CSA Z259.1-M1976 Belts, Lanyards, Fall Arrest Safety
  • CSA Z259.2-M1979 Fall Arrest Devices
  • CSA Z259.3-M1978 Lineman’s Body Belt and Safety Strap
  • CSA Z259.10-M90 Full Body Harness
  • CSA Z259.11-M92 Shock Absorbing Lanyards

Proposed Standards

  • OSHA 1910.270

Draft Standards And Regulations

  • ANSI A10.32 Construction and Demolitions
  • OSHA 1910.129 General Industry
  • OSHA 1910.131 Climbing Activities
  • OSHA 1910.21-32 Working Surfaces
  • OSHA 1920.130 General Industry
  • OSHA 1935.611 Test Methods
  • OSHA 1935.612 Test Methods

Current And Proposed Standards

Present Standards (ANSI)

  • ANSI A10.11 Personnel and Debris Nets
  • ANSI A10.14-(1991) Construction and Industrial Use
  • ANSI A 14.3-(1984) Fixed Ladders
  • ANSI A39.1-(1987) Window Cleaning
  • ANSI B30 Crane Code Requirements
  • ANSI Z117-(1997) Confined Space
  • ANSI Z 359.1 Fall Arrest Systems