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-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.