1910.29(i) – establishes the criteria/practices, for ladder safety systems permanently attached to fixed ladders, or immediately adjacent to ladders.

  1. Workers must be able to climb up or down with both hands free for climbing. And the system does not require them to continually hold, pull or push any part of the system while climbing.
  2. The employer must ensure that the connection, between the system and the attachment point to the body harness or belt, does not exceed 9-inches in length, in order to limit the length of any fall.
  3. Employers must ensure that the ladder safety systems and their supports, are capable of withstanding without failure, a drop test of 500 pounds for a distance of 18-inches, without hitting a lower level.

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