>This discussion arose because somebody suggested buying "a simple belt
>at a local lineman shop."
>But it sounds as though such things are now illegal. Or is it another of
>these idiotic cases where things are illegal to use but not illegal to sell?
Technically, waist belts are not illegal to use, as long as you
ALSO have a full body harness on. Some lightweight harnesses do
not have positioning D rings, so used with a favorite lightweight
positioning belt, the combo might make some sense in certain cases.
Also, I believe that there are legitimate uses for a lineman's
belt by itself, (such as rooftops) IF your 'fall prevention'
system is rigged so that a 'fall restraint' is not needed.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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