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A couple years ago, I reviewed OSHA chapters relating to the issue.  I
don't recall any reference to increasing the allowable stresses for the
stated load condition.  However, whether there is any code provision or
not, I will not use a higher allowable stress.  The fall protection
system provides a "safety net" to an individual. Therefore, I would
prefer to design it as conservatively as it is reasonable.


Michael D Zaitz wrote:
> Hello,
> Has anyone done much design related to fall protection.  The OSHA
> specification requires a force of 5000 lbs.  for the design of the fall
> protection supports.  The question I have is could you allow a one-third
> stress increase the same as done for wind for the design of the steel
> frame for a fall protection system?
> Thanks,
> Mike