Actually both posters are correct, you're just mistating the regulations and
prohibitions a bit. Lineman's belts are considered "positioning devices".
Full body harnesses are considered "fall arrest devices". A positioning belt,
according to OSHA, can not be used as a fall arrest device. Some harnesses
incorporate positioning devices, belts, seat, side mounted D-rings, into their
design and are therefore dual purpose. If you've been through the training
I've been through, you'd understand the reasons that one wants to use a real
live fall arrest harness for that purpose and not a positioning device. Be
safe and don't get cheap on your personal safety. Do it the right way.
Phil KB9CRY, EHS Manager for major chemical company
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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