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ANSI/ASSP Z359.14-2021: An Update on the Self-Retracting Lifeline Standard

Mar 13, 2023

Sponsored by Vallen


Sponsored by Vallen. Review recent updates to the ANSI/ASSP Z359.14 standard that establish new design, testing and performance requirements of self-retracting lifelines certified to the standard. Develop a deeper understanding about what a Z359.14-2021-compliant label means with respect to the criteria a product must meet to receive that certification.

What You Will Learn

  • Define Class 1 and Class 2 self-retracting lifelines and explain the characteristics of each class
  • Review the use of energy absorbers and their effect on safety when working near sharp leading edges
  • Recognize the components of equipment labels, including fall clearance charts, and their importance
  • Review the effective date of the updates and their impact on existing equipment certified to previous versions of ANSI/ASSP Z359.14
Heidi Lopez-Hidalgo, P.E., Senior Application Engineer Specialist, 3M Fall Protection

Heidi Lopez-HidalgoHeidi Lopez-Hidalgo is a senior application engineer specialist for the 3M Fall Protection, a role in which she harnesses customer insight and serves as a fall protection subject matter expert in general, construction and petrochemical industries. Lopez-Hidalgo has a background in structural engineering design, and she holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from LeTourneau University.


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