Z359 Fall Protection Code Version 3.0 Now Available

SU_FPCNew data indicate that falls from heights remain a concern within the U.S. workforce. The fatality rate for falls from heights is even higher globally. To counteract these statistics, SH&E professionals in the U.S., as well as in Central and South America, Canada and the Middle East, have used the ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code to implement and manage fall protection/restraint systems. Initially released in 2007, the code is a series of coordinated standards and reference documents that establish the requirements for an effective and comprehensive fall protection management system. Version 3.0 of the code includes these additional standards:

  • Safety Requirements for Assisted-Rescue & Self-Rescue Systems, Subsystems & Components (ANSI/ASSE Z359.4-2013)
  • Personal Energy Absorbers & Energy-Absorbing Lanyards (ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013)
  • Fall Protection Systems for Construction & Demolition Operations (ANSI/ASSE A10.32-2012)
  • Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health & Environmental Training (ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2009)