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- The full body harness is perhaps the most common piece of equipment in the fall-protection industry.
- When using personal fall protection equipment,wear a full body harness if youare at risk of falling. A full body harness consists of straps passed over the shoulders, across the chest, and around the legs.
- When properly used, the full body harness design contains the human torso and aides in keeping it upright during a fall event.
- D-rings are used to ensure that your body stays upright in the event of a fall. Only a dorsal or chest d-ring should be used to tie off to an anchor point. Side D-rings should only be used for positioning. The application or use of the harness is determined by the location and number of D Rings on the harness.
- Lanyard and a full-body harness, first adds the length of the shock-absorbing lanyard [6 ft. (1.8m)] to the maximum elongation of the shock absorber during deceleration [3-1/2 ft. (1.1m)] to the height of a worker [6 ft. (1.8m) average].