Safety Harness Lanyards

  • Single-Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyard
    Single-Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyard

    EZ-Stop™ shock absorbing lanyards feature the world's smallest and lightest shock absorber with water-repellant and abrasion-resistant webbing.

  • Twin-Leg Safety Harness Lanyard
    Twin-Leg Safety Harness Lanyard

    Twin-Leg design allows user to "leap-frog" while moving from one location to another while staying tied-off at all times for 100% fall protection.

  • Safety Lanyard for Positioning
    Safety Lanyard for Positioning

    Positioning lanyards are designed for restraint applications where vertical free fall is not a concern.

  • Chain Rebar Assembly Lanyard
    Chain Rebar Assembly Lanyard

    Chain rebar assemblies are the ideal length to allow the user to directly attach to a structure, leaving their hands free to perform tasks.

What is a Lanyard?

Safety Harness Lanyards are a vital link of personal fall arrest and work positioning systems. They consist of a length of webbing, cable or rope with a hardware connection on both ends. Their role is to securely attach the worker's harness to an anchor, lifeline, or structure such as rebar in the case of chain rebar assemblies. A safety harness and lanyard system may be used to provide fall arrest protection and may also serve to position the worker such that both hands are free to work.

What are the types of Lanyards?

  • Single Leg – Provide secure attachment for operator working at a single location.
  • Twin-leg – Allows 100% tie off when moving to new work location.
  • Shock Absorbing – Has mechanism to reduce fall arrest forces in the event of a free fall.
  • Positioning – Restrains a worker from reaching a fall hazard or may help position a suspended worker to allow both hands free for work tasks.
  • Tie back – Used when anchorage connector is not available.
  • Foot Level Tie-off – Designed for use when no overhead anchorage is available.
  • Special Material – Provide additional protection from fire, heat, arc flash, electrical conduction and sharp edges.

What are OHSA lanyard related requirements?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a national body that functions to promote and protect worker safety. OHSA has addressed safety fall protection lanyard requirements in multiple safety standards including standards 926 and 1926. See various fall protection related OHSA lanyard requirements below.

OSHA Standard: 926.104 (d)
Safety belt lanyard shall be a minimum of 1/2-inch nylon, or equivalent, with a maximum length to provide for a fall of no greater than 6 feet. The rope shall have a nominal breaking strength of 5,400 pounds.

OSHA Standard: 1926.502(d)(16)

Personal fall arrest systems, when stopping a fall, shall:
  • limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN) when used with a body harness;
  • be rigged such that an employee can neither free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m), nor contact any lower level;
  • bring an employee to a complete stop and limit maximum deceleration distance an employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.07 m); and,
  • have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of an employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system, whichever is less.

Additional OHSA related information can be found at: http://www.osha.gov/.

Engineered Fall Protection provides DBI-SALA and PROTECTA safety harness lanyards in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oklahoma.

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