|Topic: Fall Protection Equipment|
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[This talk should include hands-on inspection of equipment.]
When exposed to the risk of falling, your fall protection system may be all that keeps you from being seriously injured. Using an approved harness or belt means trusting your life to equipment that has been designed and tested to perform the right way.
Safety harnesses or belts should be approved by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Look for CSA labels on lanyards, shock absorbers and rope grabs. The label means that the equipment has been manufactured and tested to meet high standards.
Before using fall-arresting equipment, check components carefully:
Remember: Any equipment involved in an actual fall must be removed from service and inspected by a competent person before being returned to service.
In New Brunswick, the law on fall protection equipment can be found in Regulation 91-191 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.