Beyond OSHA: Leveraging Updated ANSI Standards for a State-of-the-Art Fall Protection Program

The landscape of the fall protection industry is continuously advancing and changing, especially in light of the updated OSHA regulations (29 CFR 1910) that became effective in January 2017. At the same time, ANSI standards related to fall protection (Z359) are also being updated to keep up with evolving technologies and practices.

Many organizations have been updating policies, procedures and programs to achieve compliance with new OSHA regulations, and recent or forthcoming changes to the ANSI standards can also impact key aspects of an organization's fall protection program. This session will outline the make-up of the current ANSI Z359 standards and provide insight on soon-to-be released standards. After this session, participants will be better able to assist their organizations in reducing risk by applying best practices outlined by the standards. The presenter, who is vice chair of the Z359 standard, will share insights on how to process and use the information to form the best strategy for applying the information to reduce risk for your workers at heights. 


Thomas Kramer
Principal - LJB Inc.

Mr. Kramer is a safety consultant and structural engineer with more than 20 years of experience. As a dually registered professional engineer and certified safety professional, he has spent much of his career consulting with clients to reduce risk for workers at heights.  He specializes in the assessment and design of fall protection systems, as well as fall protection program development.  He is widely considered as a thought leader in the fall protection industry, having given more than 100 technical sessions and workshops on the topic. He serves as the vice chair of the ANSI Z359 fall protection committee and is the current president of the International Society for Fall Protection. For his contributions to the safety profession, he received the 2017 Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal for fall protection standards development.


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Date: Aug 08, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 1 Hour

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