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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 19–22, 2017
Paper Number: ASSE-17-518
... Since 2007, ANSI Z359.2 has been a guidance document for employers to establish a fall protection program. Changes to the document in 2017 are intended to make the standard more manageable and complete, hopefully increasing the safety of people who work at height. Developing and implementing...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2015
Paper Number: ASSE-15-523
... if your organization hasn't experienced a fall recently, having no fall incidents doesn't necessarily mean you have an effective fall protection program. Unfortunately, the rarity of accidents can lull both management and workers into a false sense of security. But, managing the major risks presented...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-618
... often, it's easy for an organization to be lulled into a false sense of security. But managing the major risks presented by falls is a smart and ethical business investment, in addition to a legal requirement. This paper will cover the necessary elements of an effective fall protection program. Even...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-717
... program. The same principles of organization and structure apply to the two primary industry groups that will be discussed. Be it general industry work activities or construction, the principles of managing a comprehensive managed fall protection program remain the same. The construction industry...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-665
... Fall Protection Program is an excellent resource for any safety professional or manager addressing fall protection. Inside of this document is direction for an organization on how to conduct a fall hazard survey. The information gathered during this survey process will identify areas where fall hazards...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-757
... utilizing the proper ANSI Z359 personal fall prevention protocols or fall protection equipment to abate the fall hazard exposures. The implementation of the ANSI Z359.2 Managed Fall Protection Program will enable the oil and gas industry to implement the entire ANSI Z359 family of standards...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-789
... edge, fall hazards associated with roof access and maintenance are not typically ignored. After addressing these roof-related hazards, many safety professionals believe that all fall hazards are addressed, and they close the books on their fall protection program. However, workers are likely...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 24–27, 2013
Paper Number: ASSE-13-518
... Introduction Ideally, you are working through an effective managed fall protection program to address the fall risk for your workers at heights. But, what do you do when an unforeseen fall protection need arises? Do the right people know what to do when work requires an unexpected need...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 3–6, 2012
Paper Number: ASSE-12-692
... the exposure to the employee. In such a case, the incident was not an accident and the injured employee may sue the employer. Ideas for a Fall Protection Program To combat an array of fall dangers and possible sanctions, the employer should undertake a program for fall protection to avoid fall hazards: Here...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-639
... fall protection measure safety protection fall protection program fall protection regulation information guidance protect worker Session 639 Fall Protection: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Thomas E. Kramer, PE, CSP President International Society for Fall Protection Dayton, OH Introduction...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-719
... will be explored and contrasted with the idea that all hazards can be "engineered out" of a situation. anchorage employer safety fall arrest rope descent system passive fall protection fall hazard protection workplace scaffold fall protection program requirement fall protection hazard fall...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-770
... in an effective fall protection program. Both documents recognize that procedures are valuable tools for training and re-training workers—with the ultimate result being the proper use of fall protection systems. Specifically for fall protection systems, OSHA states that they must be "designed, installed and used...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-618
... on a fall protection program's effectiveness. Assuming the goal of a fall protection program is to reduce risk and increase safety, this presentation describes some of the key elements that will allow employers to make the most of their available resources. So, how do you make the most of your investment...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-690
... Introduction Many safety professionals struggle with where to start when implementing the elements of a managed fall protection program, as outlined by the ANSI/ASSE Z359.2–2007 standard. This paper will provide background on the standard, and a case study focusing on the journey one...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-667
.... fp program responsibility fall protection program procedure lanyard maintenance protection engineering strength program administrator anchorage latest development competent person fall hazard engineer inspection fall protection hazard safety department identify fall hazard...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-535
... horizontal lifeline stuff I can buy stainless steel, hands-free pass-through s the sky s the limit! Joe s initial question is: When can I get it all installed, because I need to get this fall protection program behind me and get on to my regular job! Choosing the Wrong Solution A couple of months...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-517
... The new standards in fall protection, the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code, have become the preferred way to conduct a fall protection program. However, the need to conduct surveys and assessments has never been greater, not just because the Z359.2 requires it but because even if the code is met...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-617
... ANSI/ASSE Z359 family of standards, many forward- thinking companies are adopting elements of the standard to create a safer work environment. Specifically, the ANSI/ASSE Z359.2 standard titled Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program provides valuable guidance...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-703
... Session No.703 Rescue Plan Development: The Next Step in Your Managed Fall Protection Program Loui H. McCurley Technical Rescue Specialist, Vertical Rescue Solutions Vice-President, Pigeon Mountain Industries, Inc Wheat Ridge, Colorado Whenever fall protection methods are used, the employer must...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-670
...Session No. 670 Implementing a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program Gerald W. Cline, GANDC LLC Manufacturer s Representative Hy-Safe Technology Union Grove, WI Introduction During his 39-year railroad career the author worked with employees, front line supervisors, managers, executives...

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