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ANSI/ASSP Z359.14-2021 Standard Update

How will these ANSI SRD standard changes affect me?

  • A new revision of the American National Standard Institute for the Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices (SRDs) has been approved with an effective date of August 1, 2023. After this date, manufacturers will be required to conform to this latest revision of the ANSI/ASSP Z359.14-2021 standard document. Through out this page there is content highlighting the important modifications to the standard that safety managers, end-users, and manufacturers should take into account:

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  • (SPEECH) [UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING] (DESCRIPTION) Logo, 3M. Science. Applied to Life. Text, ANSI / A.S.S.P. Z3 59.14, 2021. Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems. A man stands in front of a white background. (SPEECH) Hi, my name is Nate Meyer, and I'm the Global Application Engineering Leader for 3M Fall Protection. It's been a really exciting year in fall protection, specifically related to standard development. One of the biggest things we've seen this year is the publication of the ANSI/ASSP Z359.14 - 2021 Standard for SRDs or Self-Retracting Devices. I want to clarify a couple of really important things about this new and exciting standard. There have been videos and social media posts online, which have implied that products currently in use marked with previous revisions of the ANSI 359.14 Standard must be removed from service when the new standard goes into effect February 1st of 2023. This is not the case. This product can continue to be used as long as it meets the requirements of the manufacturer for inspection and maintenance. Manufacturers, on the other hand, must comply come February 1st of 2023. That means that anything produced after this point must be marked with, and meet the requirements of, the latest revision of the Standard. Now, with all of that being said, Standards are continually reviewed and updated based on the latest hazards, technology, applications, et cetera. It's always a best practice to make sure that your product meets the latest version of the Standard whenever possible. For a full breakdown of the ANSI Z359.14 Standard, please check out our technical bulletin listed in the video description. Additionally, rest assured that 3M is working very hard to make sure its portfolio of SRDs is ready to go for the February 1, 2023 deadline. Thank you. [UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING] (DESCRIPTION) Text, For more information, visit 3M dot com slash worker safety. Copyright 3M 2022, All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Logo, 3M. Science. Applied to Life.

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    Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall arrest and Rescue Systems (Click on image to view video)