ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017, ANSI/ASSE Z359.18-2017 Now Available

ANSI/ASSE Z359.18-2017, Safety Requirements for Anchorage Connectors for Active Fall Protection Systems, is available for purchase on the ASSE website.

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The scope of this standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, testing, marking and instructions for use of anchorage connectors in travel restraint, fall arrest, rescue, work position, rope access and suspended component/tie-back line systems only.

In August, ASSE issued a bulletin to clarify the testing and approval requirements for anchorage connectors manufactured and sold as compliant with ANSI/ASSE Z359 standards. Read the bulletin here.

ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017, Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training Programs, is also available for purchase on the ASSE website. This standard sets forth accepted practices for hydrogen sulfide (H2S) safety training and instruction of affected personnel.

Both standards bring forth dramatic improvements to worker safety. To view all the standards ASSE offers, visit