UPDATE: On July 2, 2018 the proposed ISEA Dropped Objects Prevention Standard was approved by ANSI and is now officially the ANSI/ISEA 121-2018: American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions. Stay tuned for more updates...
ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 STANDARD
WHAT IS THE ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 DROPPED OBJECTS PREVENTION STANDARD.
Leading safety equipment manufacturers, like Ty-Flot, have joined together to standardize solutions for tethering tools at height to increase industrial safety. The standards objective is to provide minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for solutions that reduce dropped object incidents. For more information go to ISEA’s website at www.safetyequipment.org. The full ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard document can be purchased at their site here.
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT YOU AND HOW SHOULD YOU PREPARE?
For businesses to remain competitive in very safety focused industries they must adapt to new and emerging industry standards. Companies may find a need to revamp existing safety procedures and consider making upgrades or additions to their existing tethering solutions.