November 3, 2020 @ 10:40 PM

Recently I attended the fall protection competent person class at Honeywell.  One of the questions from a student was “Can I use both clips of a double legged lanyard on the same anchorage”.  Some of these lanyards are also called “Y-lanyards” or “Twin-Leg Lanyards”. 

 

Let’s review some fall protection basics

 

1.     OSHA requires free falls of less than 6 feet and a maximum arresting force of 1800 lbs.

a.     1926.502(d)(16)(ii) limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN) when used with a body harness;

b.     1926.502(d)(16)(iii) be rigged such that an ...

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