The Evolution of the ANSI ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code and What You Need to Know


This webinar occurred on August 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM (EST).
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Falls and fall hazards continue to be prevalent in the workplace and make up a significant portion of injuries and fatalities. In 2008, there were 680 work-related fatal falls, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2009, fall protection was second on OSHA’s list of top ten violations with 6,771 citations issued. These numbers necessitate the creation of an authoritative document for workers at height and their employers. The ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code meets this need, making it one of the most important set of safety-related voluntary national consensus standards in the last 20 years.

Webinar presenter, Kevin Denis, will discuss the evolution of the Z359 Fall Protection Code, a living document that no longer applies to equipment manufacturers only. He will identify the highlights and significance of eight existing and ten draft standards and discuss how the Code impacts equipment manufacturers, fall protection program administrators, workers at height and professional engineers responsible for designing fall protection systems.

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Presenter:

Mr. Kevin Denis, Training manager and project coordinator for Gravitec Systems, Inc.
Kevin Denis has been in the fall protection industry for more than 15 years and has had significant involvement in the continuing education of workers at height. As training manager and project coordinator for Gravitec Systems, Inc., he has assisted the Z359 Accredited Standards Committee chairman and various Z359 subcommittees in the development of the Z359 Fall Protection Code. He also has authored nationally recognized training standards for the telecommunications industry through the National Association of Tower Erectors, along with several fall protection training manuals. He manages a team of professional instructors who log more than 50,000 hours of fall protection and rescue training per year.

Duration: 1 Hour

Kevin Denis