For details about fall protection standards, regulations, safety harnesses, safety lanyards, and other safety harnesses and fall protection equipment, read OSHA's Reference Guide
to fall protection.
To protect a worker from falling, especially when he is working above the ground, a safety harness and lanyard are needed. Our store carries safety harnesses and lanyards made by DBI Sala, Miller, MSA, and North and all meet or exceed ANSI, OSHA, and CSA standards. All of our multiple safety harness have a full body or cross over design and are made with a vest style to fit body types up to 400lbs. Most are made from lightweight components, such as lightweight polyester straps and adjustable legs. In the case a worker needs more mobility, Miller makes harnesses from DuraFlex material.
Safety lanyards are used to reduce the impact of a fall and come in such categories as shock absorbing, single and twin leg, fall restraint, and self-retracting. Shock absorbing lanyards are used when a freefall distance exceeds two feet. Single and twin leg lanyards are similar in purpose to a shock absorbing lanyard but are for the construction industry and aerial lifts respectively. Fall restraint lanyards are used when the fall distance is two feet or less. They are for travel restriction and stabilization of a worker at an elevation. Self-retracting lanyards, or “lifelines,” are used in climbing instances to allow for freedom of movement but to limit freefall.
Our website also carries roofing and construction kits. For fall protection in the respective industries, the kits contain harnesses, lanyards, lifelines, and carry bags. A body belt can be used with a lanyard and harness but is not used for reducing the impact of a fall. A body belt will maintain a worker’s position but is only used for positioning.