[TowerTalk] FS: Heavy Duty Climbing Belt

K7LXC at aol.com K7LXC at aol.com
Fri Jun 9 10:03:59 EDT 2006

In a message dated 6/6/2006 9:03:02 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
towertalk-request at contesting.com writes:

>>  Blake Bowers wrote:
>> Just as a note, that belt is NOT OSHA approved  for
>> climbing towers.  I realize you are not stating that  it
>> is, but the web link that you have states that it  is.

>   I didn't notice that!  I bought this years  ago, has
OSHA changed the standards?

        Oh, yes. Whenever you're  4-8' (I forgot the actual height) off the 
ground you need a fall arrest harness  with the D-ring between the shoulder 
blades so that if you fall, you're caught  by the fall arrest lanyard in a 
non-lethal position. 
        Also leather equipment is  illegal now also. 
        While OSHA rules only  require compliance by workers (people being 
paid for performing the tasks), it's  a pretty good idea to be as safe as you 
Steve    K7LXC
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