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Since ANSI standards are well known and copies can be obtained from ANSI themselves, we choose at this time to provide you with the following information which is stated in the Forward of ANSI Z359.1 1992.

     
             
Picture 1   Picture 2   Picture 3   Picture 4

Picture 3 above:  "An American National Standard implies a consensus of those substantially concerned with its scope and provisions.  An American National Standard is intended as a guide to aid the manufacturer, the consumer, and the general public.  The existence of an American National Standard does not in any respect preclude anyone, whether they have approved the standard or not, from manufacturing, marketing, purchasing, or using products, processes, or procedures not conforming to the standard. ..

The American National Standards Institute does not develop standards and will in no circumstances given an interpretation of any American National Standard....

Picture 4 above:  “Governmental regulations (see CFR 1910.66 Appendix C) specify mandatory requirements for occupational fall prevention and fall arrest means.  As a voluntary consensus standard, this standard complements those regulations.  Compliance with this standard does not assure compliance with Governmental regulations and vice versa.

"This standard was developed and approved for submittal to ANSI by the American National Standards Committee on Standards for Fall Protection, Z359.  Committee approval of the standard does not necessarily imply that all Committee members voted for its approval."

NOTE:  ANSI standard mentions 1910.66 App C as mandatory requirements but the fall protection portion of that standard is merely for powered platforms and only covers that industry.  See 29 CFR 1910.66(a) for the scope of the standard.

Furthermore, ANSI states in the 1992 standard requirements:

Pictured above:  "E1.2.2.   This is a voluntary consensus standard.  The legal requirements for protection against falls from heights are established by applicable regulatory bodies governing occupational safety."