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ASSE Releases Several New Safety Standards

Friday, March 13th, 2015

The American Society of Safety Engineers has released several new safety standards, including: ANSI/ASSE Z359.11-2014 Safety Requirements for Full Body Harnesses; ANSI/ASSE Z359.14-2014 Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall Arrest & Rescue Systems; ANSI/ASSE Z359.15-2014 Safety Requirements for Single Anchor Lifelines and Fall Arresters for Personal Fall Arrest Systems; ANSI/ASSE A10.24-2014 Roofing Safety Requirements for Low-Sloped Roofs; and ANSI/ASSE A10.44-2014 Control of Energy Sources (Lockout/Tagout) for Construction & Demolition Operations. You can find ASSE’s official announcement, and links to the standards, at: http://ow.ly/KgfJW

PMI Employees Attend ANSI/ASSE Z359 Consensus Standards Meeting

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

PMI representatives Kim Hunter (Quality Assurance) and Jeffery Bowles (Industry Relations) recently attended the ANSI/ASSE Z359 consensus standards meeting in Boulder, Colorado to discuss the future of vertical lifelines, PPE, and rescue equipment as they relate to professional work at height. Loui McCurley also attended the meeting, on behalf of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT). ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code is the go-to resource for modern fall protection, and provides a baseline for some PMI Life Safety Ropes and Equipment, as well as Vertical Rescue Solutions training curriculum.


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