MSA Updates Harnesses & Lanyards to meet new requirements of ANSI Z359


February 5, 2008

Pittsburgh, Pa., October 2007 A new family of ANSI Z359 standards was published on September 24, 2007 and includes:

· Z359.0 Definitions and Nomenclature Used for Fall Protection and Fall Arrest

· Z359.1 Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components

· Z359.2 Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program

· Z359.3 Safety Requirements for Positioning and Travel Restraint Systems

· Z359.4 Safety Requirements for Assisted Rescue and Self-Rescue Systems, Subsystems and Components

The standards™ effective date is November 24, 2007. Copies of MSA™s ANSI Z359 primer, ANSI Z359-compliant product bulletin, white paper, PowerPoint presentation and web cast on these new standards are available at

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