Back to Stand-Up for Standards: ANSI/ASSP Fall Protection
What You Will Learn
- Discuss the hazards and exposures with fall protection and fall restraint
- Review implementation examples and how to incorporate the ANSI/ASSP Z359 standards
- Assess how you can better prepare your organization prevent fall-related hazards and exposures using the ANSI/ASSP Z359 standards
Levels (Experience with Topic)
Applies to beginner, intermediate, advanced and executive levels.
Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP
Thomas Kramer, managing principal for LJB Inc. He is a safety consultant and structural engineer who specializes in the assessment and design of fall protection systems as well as the development of fall protection programs and training. An ASSP member since 2000, Kramer has served ASSP in numerous roles and is currently on the Finance Committee. He is chair of the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Committee and President of the International Society for Fall Protection (ISFP).
Dan Henn, Vice President of Operations, Reliance Fall Protection
Dan Henn has more than 18 years of experience in product development, marketing and executive management in safety manufacturing. Henn has overseen development of several new and innovative products with an eye on standards compliance, performance and value. He is vice chair of the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Accredited Standards Committee; chair of the Z359.14 and Z359.17 subgroups; and a member of both the Z359.18 subgroup and the Technical Review Committee. Henn is a former member of the A10.32 Committee for Fall Protection in Construction and Demolition and a former chair of the ISEA Fall Protection Product Group.
Don Hurley, CSP
Don Hurley is safety director for Zachry Industrial Inc. He has more than 30 years’ experience leading, designing and implementing safety and health programs in a variety of industries including petrochemical, LNG, refining and power. Hurley is also experienced in developing safety plans, hazard evaluation and mitigation, auditing/assessments, incident investigation, regulatory compliance, occupational health, workers’ compensation and drug and alcohol programs. Hurley is a member of the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Accredited Standards Committee and has a passion for preventing falls in construction.
Lauren Bauerschmidt, CSP
Lauren Bauerschmidt is seniormanager of standards development for ASSP. A member of the Society’s staff since 2016, Bauerschmidt oversees standards-development activities for safety committees including fall protection, hazardous energy, OSH training, fleet, metrics and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Management Board Working Group on Risk Management (PC 262). Prior to joining ASSP, she was an ergonomics and safety specialist with Abbott Laboratories. A professional member of ASSP, Bauerschmidt holds an M.S.E in Ergonomics and Safety and a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering, both from the University of Michigan.
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