> If I'm not mistaken, OSHA requires an expiration date on them..
Greetings, TowerTalkians --
I don't think that's correct. I've sold OSHA compliant safety
equipment for almost 20 years (_www.championradio.com_
(http://www.championradio.com) ) and I've never seen an expiration date. What
OSHA does require is for
it to be inspected before every use. The stuff is typically made from nylon
and other petroleum based materials and will last for many years with
As for used equipment, I'd be a slightly skeptical. If something has
little use and little wear, I don't have a big problem with using it - my
current safety equipment was pre-owned.
Of course you're cautioned about loaning your personal stuff out but
it's up to you. For the VERY occasional use that amateurs use their safety
equipment, it's not too big of a stretch to see where something might be
totally reliable for years. BUT IT'S UP TO YOU TO CHECK IT OUT in any case.
I've seen amateurs climb with stuff that scared the crap out of me. In
that case, used OSHA compliant equipment would be a BIG improvement!
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