The use of equipment such as slings, ropes, harnesses, and hard hats is critical to maintaining a safe working environment.

Maintaining the integrity and strength of equipment is the first step to ensuring safety. This PAN discusses how equipment can be affected by environmental exposure and ways to mitigate degradation of the equipment. Topics include:

  • Environmental Factors
    • Wind
    • Temperature
    • Precipitation
    • UV Radiation
  • Safety practices for slings, ropes, harnesses, and hard hats
    • Equipment Use
    • Proper Storage
    • Condition Assessment and Maintenance
  • Standards
    • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.132(a)
    • OSHA Z89.1
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