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Important Definitions per OSHA. Personal Fall Arrest System – Travel Restraint System – Walking-Working Surface

  • PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM– used to arrest a worker’s fall from a walking-working surface, if one occurs. This system consists of a body harness, anchorage, connector, and a means to connect the harness to the anchorage, such as a lanyard, deceleration device, lifeline or a suitable combination of these items.

  • TRAVEL RESTRAINT SYSTEM– is a combination of an anchorage, connector, lanyard, and body support that an employer uses to eliminate the possibility of a worker going over the edge of a walking-working surface.

  • WALKING-WORKING SURFACE– a horizontal or vertical surface on or through which workers walk, work, or gain access to work areas or workplace locations. This includes floors, stairways, roofs, fixed and portable ladders, runways, ramps, walkways, aisles, platforms, and other surfaces.  
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