Fall Protection Anchor Points Requirements

OSHA Standards

UST’s products are intended to make your work more efficient and safer while also ensuring you are in compliance with the OSHA standards in place as defined in the 29 CFR 1910.269 Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution.
These specific safety standards are for all employers in the Utility Industry to know and follow. At UST we work very hard to understand these standards and help you apply them in a practical and real-world manner. To learn more about the OSHA 1910 Standard please click here

The Director of Enforcement Programs Office of General Industry Enforcement has clarified the OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910:269(g)(2)(v) to state that fall arrest equipment is mandatory for all employees when they are working at elevated locations more than 4 feet above ground (even for qualified employees) on poles, towers or similar structures when at their static working location.

NEW: Effective March 31st, 2011 a new Best Practice for Wood Pole Fall Protection will be approved by OSHA.  To learn more about this best practice click here.

OSHA Letter of Interpretation Pole Fall Protection

To learn more see OSHA LOI Re Pole Fall Protection 11.20.09

The M.U.T.T. meets or exceeds all OSHA, ANSI, and CSA standard set forth for fall protection and

provides Qualified and Unqualified workers the means necessary to comply with these standards.

Following is a list of Standards that the M.U.T.T. complies with:

OSHA 1910.269
OSHA 1926:502
ANSI A10.32-2004

Personal Fall Restraint Sytem - Personal Protective Equipment

Find out the latest guidelines from OSHA on personal fall protection equipment

If you have questions regarding the current OSHA standards, their application or in relation to the OSHA Letter of Interpretation, please contact us or call 425.577.3190

OSHA Safety Standards:

OSHA website
Transmission Distribution Partnership
OSHA standards for utility workers
OSHA explains ways to protect the safety of electrical power workers
Unions Enrolled in OSHA VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) State & Federal
Strategic Partnership Agreement with OSHA, IBEW, Contractors, and Associations
NIOSH FACE Program Investigating Occupations Fatalities


Industry Safety Links:

Incident Prevention Magazine
OSHA Weekly Fatality & Catastrophe Reports