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Re: design load for fall protection.

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour guideline states that a
fall arrest system should be designed for a load of 1350
lbs for a falling man wearing a shock absorber or 1800
lbs w no shock absorber. This force is applied at the
end of his lanyard, so the force on the system 
components has to be worked out, and can be more than
5000 lbs.  I imagine Quebec's rules are similar.

On 20 Oct 2004 at 12:06, Michael Laplante wrote:

> I am designing support beams for a telescoping monorail crane.  The
> client requires an attachment point to secure the operator.   What
> design load is required by OHSA to arrest the  freefall. There is an
> opening in the floor to  access the level below.  I have in the past
> used ( while working in the states) 5000 lbs.  The project is in
> Montreal ( where I work now) and I can not find any reference to this
> type of loading. 
> TI A 
> Mike 

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