OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 9 Fall Protection

Section 142.2 Lanyard

(1) An employer must ensure that a lanyard manufactured on or after July 1, 2009 is approved to

(a) CSA Standard Z259.11-05, Energy absorbers and lanyards,

(b) ANSI/ASSE Standard Z359.1-2007, Safety requirements for personal fall arrest systems, subsystems and components, or

(c) CEN Standard EN 354: 2002, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Lanyards.

(2) An employer must ensure that a lanyard used by a worker is made of wire rope or other material appropriate to the hazard if a tool or corrosive agent that could sever, abrade or burn a lanyard is used in the work area.

(3) Despite subsection (2), if a worker works near an energized conductor or in a work area where a lanyard made of conductive material cannot be used safely, the employer must ensure that the worker uses another effective means of fall protection.