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Try here:


Towards the middle, there is this item:

(3) Lanyards and vertical lifelines which tie-off one employee shall have a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 pounds (22.2 kN).

I interpret this to be an ultimate, not service load.

On 6/4/2015 10:39 AM, vicpeng(--nospam--at) wrote:
I treat it as a limit states level. Safe working and testing load about
2500#.  I'd be interested in the OSS prescription. Can I see it on line?
Victoria BC

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From: Drew Morris
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Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Fall Protection 5000# load

How do you treat the 5000# load for fall arrest design? In the past, I
have treated this as a strength level force, but the local municipality
informed me that they consider it to be a service load based on their
review of OSHA literature.


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