The changing landscape of fall protection regulations and standards can make it very challenging for organizations to stay compliant and maintain effective safety programs. LJB is committed to having detailed knowledge of applicable regulations and standards so that we can assist clients to select compliant and practical solutions, while accounting for upcoming changes in equipment and standards.
Recently, Thom Kramer, a managing principal of LJB who is an internationally recognized expert in fall protection, was named as the new Vice Chair of the ANSI Z359 committee, which produces the Fall Protection Code. Previously, Mr. Kramer served as the chair of the ANSI Z359.6 and .17 subcommittees.
In addition to Kramer, LJB structural engineer Rupert Noton now serves as the subcommittee chair for ANSI Z359.6 on the design of active fall protection systems and as the subcommittee sub chair for both the ANSI Z359.17 standard on horizontal lifelines and the Z359.18 standard on anchorage connectors. Noton also serves as a full committee member on the ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 window cleaning safety standard.
While it’s ideal for all organizations to fully understand all regulations and standards, our committee involvement allows us to understand and share with you the context of these document so you can have key best practices that can impact worker safety.