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How ANSI/ASSP Z359 and A10 Standards Can Help You Prevent Falls and Protect Workers

Virtual Symposium Date: Tuesday, November 19
Cost: Member - $195 / Nonmember - $225
CEUs: 0.5
Includes: 5 ANSI/ASSP standards and 4 webinars valued at over $1,000
For: All occupational safety and health professionals (OSH) who identify, assess and remediate workplace fall protection/restraint hazards and exposures. You will develop knowledge and skills to implement a managed fall protection program and address compliance-related issues.

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Falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction and general industry employees. In construction alone, falls accounted for 381 of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in 2017 (39.2%). Many of these deaths are preventable.

Our one-day symposium will explore best practices for implementing and managing your organization’s fall protection program, and explain how to use fall protection equipment effectively. Our expert speakers will share ways to proactively manage fall protection, and explore key program elements such as policies, duties and responsibilities, training, hazard identification, fall protection procedures, eliminating or controlling fall hazards, rescue procedures, implementation, incident investigation and program evaluation.

You will learn how you can apply ANSI/ASSP Z359 and A10 standards to elevate your program beyond OSHA compliance to reduce injuries, lower costs and create efficiencies in your organization. You will also gain insight about the synergy between OSHA compliance and the Z359 Fall Protection Code.

The following standards are included with your registration.

Standard Title
ANSI/ASSP Z359.1-2016 The Fall Protection Code
ANSI/ASSP Z359.2-2017 Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program
ANSI/ASSP Z359.12-2019 Connecting Components for Personal Fall Arrest Systems
ANSI/ASSP Z359.14-2014 Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems
ANSI/ASSP A10.32-2012 Fall Protection Systems for Construction and Demolition Operations


Access four live webinars to learn how to leverage these powerful resources and drive performance improvements in your workplace.

   Webinar 1: 9:00AM to 10:15AM CT

Key Steps to Implementing a Fall Protection Program


Explore action items your organization can take to use ANSI/ASSP Z359.1 and Z359.2 (The Fall Protection Code) and OSHA regulations to create a program that protects employees who work at height.


Thom Kramer

Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP
Chair, Z359 Committee & Principal, LJB

Thom Kramer chairs the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Fall Protection Committee. He specializes in assessing and designing fall protection systems. His work helping clients renovate facilities often involves identifying and implementing extensive and creative structural and safety modifications. Kramer’s specialties include fall protection consulting, fall protection training, fall protection system design, fall hazard risk assessments and project management. View his LinkedIn profile.

   Webinar 2: 10:30AM to 11:30AM CT

What Can We Learn From Best Practices in Canada, the U.K. and Europe?


Examine what we can learn about protecting workers at height from experience in other countries where different standards and regulations apply.


William R. Parsons

William R. Parsons, CD, P.Eng.
Group Technical Director, Kee Safety Group

William Parsons interacts with fall protection specialists and researchers from all over the world. He is chair of the Canadian Standards Association Z259 Technical Committee on Fall Protection, which he has been a member of since 2002. In addition, Parsons is chair of the Standards Council of Canada ISO TC94/SC4 committee on fall protection. He is a member of the ASSP/ANSI Z359 Technical Committee and is chair or vice chair of three subcommittees.

   Webinar 3: 1:00PM to 2:15PM CT

Selecting the Right Fall Protection Connecting Device


Energy-absorbing lanyards, overhead self-retracting lanyards (SRLs) and leading-edge SRLs often are used interchangeably. But their use and selection are much more complex, especially when you consider free fall, fall clearance requirements, rescue, overall strength, forces on the worker’s body and rescue. Build your knowledge of selecting the right product for the job based on risk assessment.


Dan Henn

Dan Henn
Vice President, Operations, Reliance Fall Protection

Dan Henn is a highly analytical OSH professional with a keen eye for reading trends and understanding relationships revealed in the numbers. Henn is a member of the ANSI/ASSP A10.32 Committee for Fall Protection in Construction and Demolition, former chair of the ISEA Fall Protection Product Group, a leader of the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Committee for Fall Protection in General Industry and a member of the Technical Review Committee. View his LinkedIn profile.

   Webinar 4: 2:30PM to 3:45PM CT

Challenge 101: Unique Fall Protection Scenarios


Participate in a Q&A session focused on helping you create best practices for unique fall protection situations. In addition to covering questions from past sessions, this is an opportunity to hear from a leader who is continually faced with challenging circumstances in industrial, institutional and construction – both heavy civil and vertical structures – settings. (Thom Kramer interviewing Adam Rubin)

Adam Rubin

Adam Rubin, M.S., CSP
Corporate Safety Director, Zachry Group

Adam Rubin is corporate safety director at Zachry Group. He is a proven leader in managing fall protection in large scale Construction, Maintenance, and Turnaround environments. He has also been a professional member in ASSP for the last 10 years and served as the vice-chair on the ANSI Z359.14 Committee for the past two years. View his LinkedIn profile.

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