Understanding a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program & Personnel Key to Its Development & Implementation

Developing and implementing a comprehensive managed fall protection program is the most effective method to identify, evaluate and eliminate fall hazards through planning. It also ensures proper fall protection training and installation of fall protection systems along with implementation of safe fall protection and rescue procedures. ANSI/ASSE Z359.2-2007, titled "Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program," addresses the development and implementation of this detailed program aimed at SH&E professionals and employers with one or more workers exposed to a fall hazard. A comprehensive managed fall protection program is dependent upon several key people, including the Authorized Person, Competent Person, Qualified Person and Program Administrator. Understanding the responsibilities, limitations and training of these players is paramount to the development and success of the program. This presentation will take an in-depth look ANSI/ASSE Z359.2-2007 and examine the roles and training of important personnel.


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 Randall Wingfield

Mr. Randall Wingfield is extensively involved in the continuing development of national standards for fall protection equipment and training. He is the chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z359 Accredited Standards Committee, chairman of the International Society for Fall Protection and former vice chair of the Canadian Standards Association Z259 Committee. He is also president of Gravitec Systems, Inc., an engineering and consulting company specializing in fall protection. Mr. Wingfield is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineer's (ASSE) Puget Sound Chapter and a member of the US TAG International Standards Organization for fall protection. As the company's primary resource for forensic investigation of fall accidents, Mr. Wingfield presents expert opinions, depositions, and testimony as to the causes, mitigation or elimination of job site fall hazards.

Thomas Kramer

Mr. Thomas Kramer has been active on the ANSI Z359 ASC since 2004 and is professional engineer and certified safety professional. He is the chairman of the ANSI Z359.6 subcommittee on the design of active fall protection systems and the ANSI Z359.17 subcommittee on horizontal lifelines. He is also a board member for the International Society for Fall Protection. Mr. Kramer is a principal with LJB Inc., a consulting firm with a speciality in fall protection. He is a member of the Southwest Ohio Chapter of ASSE and is chairman of the program committee for ASSE's annual PDC. Finally, he has both a bachelor's and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Miami University.

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