OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 39 Tree Care Operations

Section 795 Harness standards

(1) An employer must ensure that a harness manufactured on or after July 1, 2009 and used as part of a work positioning system is approved to

(a) NFPA Standard 1983, Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System Components, 2006 Edition, as a Class II or Class III life safety harness,

(b) CEN Standard EN 813: 1997, Personal protective equipment for prevention of falls from a height – Sit harnesses,

(c) CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z259.10-06, Full Body Harnesses,

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

(e) CEN Standard EN 361: 2007, Personal protective equipment against falls from a height – Full body harnesses.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to harnesses in use before April 30, 2004.