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10) states "Anchorages to which personal fall arrest equipment is attached 
shall be capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds (22.2 kN) per employee 
 attached, or shall be designed, installed, and used as part of a complete 
personal fall arrest system which maintains a safety factor of at least two, 
 under the supervision of a qualified person." IMO, This does not indicate 
limit state since there is a SF of 2.0; being a person who uses fall protection 
 on a somewhat irregular basis (2 or 3 times per year) I would hope that the 
 anchorage and components linked to me and the anchorage have reserve strength. 
 Just in case.

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Drew Morris Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:56 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Fall Protection 5000# load

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? Thor
> Victoria BC
> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the TELUS network.
> Original Message
> From: Drew Morris

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