Working at heights can be a hazardous job and remains a leading cause of injuries and OSHA citations. This course is developed with funding from OSHA under Susan Harwood Grant and offers guidance on how to properly implement and use fall protection systems and equipment to effectively advance personal safety programs, increase efficiency and Stay OSHA compliant.
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 course focuses on the “C”, Connecting Devices — which is a critical link that attaches the workers harness to the anchorage connectors. Connecting devices can consist of energy-absorbing lanyards, self-retracting lifelines, rope grabs, or retrieval systems. In this course, we will focus on self-retracting devices (SRDs), their intended purpose, advantages and disadvantages of using SRDs and the variations, uses, limitations, inspection, and maintenance requirements for SRDs.