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Regulatory Update on ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013

Final Action on ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013 Personal Energy Absorbers and Energy Absorbing Lanyards (revision of ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2009)

Approval Date of Final Action: 3/13/2013
Standards Action Publication Date: 3/15/2013

This document has passed all voting requirements within the Z359 Committee and has been approved by the ANSI Board of Standards Review. It will be published in the very near future. There is not an effective date on this standard but it is expected to be part of the new revised Fall Protection Code that is currently under development.  If you have any questions, or to order a copy of this document please contact the American Society of Safety Engineers at:

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018