Who Designated that Anchorage?

Anyone that knows me, knows that I am passionate about fall protection.  I have special concern over fall protection anchorages, since they are the last link to a successful active fall protection system, and often, there is no redundancy.

It troubles me that when OSHA mentions identifying a 5,000 pound anchorage, they do not state who needs to identify the anchorage.  As a professional engineer, I am prohibited by law from designing a certified anchorage without proving that the existing structure is adequate. While I can use previous work on a structure as reference, I need to perform the required calculations.

Why do OSHA and ANSI allow someone who is not a professional engineer to do something that a professional engineer trained in the analysis of structures cannot do?

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