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No.  It is the same as for crane or elevator impact loads.  The allowable
stress increase should only be used where specifically allowed.

Harold Sprague, P.E.
The Neenan Company

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael D Zaitz [mailto:mzaitz(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 1998 12:10 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Fall Protection


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?