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Self-Retracting Devices
August 25, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
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Live Virtual Classroom
0.30 Continuing Education Units

Working at heights can be hazardous and falls are a leading cause of injuries, fatalities and OSHA citations. Developed with funding from an OSHA Susan Harwood Grant, this course teaches the learner how to properly implement and use fall protection systems and equipment to protect workers, increase efficiency and maintain OSHA compliance.

This course is part of a series covering the three parts of the personal fall arrest system (PFAS). These parts are the “anchor,” the “bodywear” and the “connecting device” — widely known as the ABCs. This highly engaging and interactive session focuses on the “C” – connecting devices – a critical link that attaches a worker’s harness to anchorage connectors. Connecting devices can consist of energy-absorbing lanyards, self-retracting lifelines, rope grabs or retrieval systems.

This course focuses on self-retracting devices (SRDs) and their intended purpose; advantages and disadvantages of their use; and SRDs variations, uses, limitations, inspection and maintenance requirements.

What You Will Learn

  • Examine the history, design and intended purpose of SRDs
  • Recognize the OSHA and ANSI/ASSP Z359 requirements for SRDs
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of using SRDs as compared to lanyards
  • Recognize the associated hazards and potential risks when using SRDS
  • Perform (or...