3M™ Full Body Harness UI
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3M Personal Safety Division Fall Protection Equipment Full Body Harness User Instructions User Instructions for 3MTM Full Body Harnesses Important: Keep these User Instructions for reference.

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GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION Under Penalty of Law These User Instructions are not to be removed except by the user of this equipment. Current User Instructions must always be available to the user. WARNING 1. Compliant fall protection and emergency rescue systems help prevent serious injury during fall arrest. Users must read and understand the User Instructions provided with the product and be properly trained by their employer prior to use per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66 and 1926.503 or applicable local standards. Misuse or failure to follow warnings and instructions may result in serious personal...

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length of the anchorage connector, or sag from the lifeline must be taken into consideration during the clearance calculation process. 2. Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment when performing Inspection, Cleaning and Maintenance procedures. Safety glasses & gloves are recommended. FALL ARREST SYSTEM COMPONENTS System Components A complete fall arrest system consists of the following components: Anchorage, Body Support, and Connecting Devices. Note: For continuous protection, more than one system may be needed. Anchorage An anchorage is a secure connecting point capable of safely...

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3. Full Body Harnesses shall be used as part of a personal fall arrest system that limits the maximum free fall distance to 6 feet (1.8 m). If used with appropriate connecting system, Full Body Harnesses may be used with free falls exceeding 6 feet (1.8 m). 4. Full Body Harnesses shall only be used as part of a controlled descent, or rescue system that eliminates free fall unless attached to the dorsal D-ring. When attached to the dorsal D-ring the maximum free fall distance is 6 feet (1.8 m). 5. Full Body Harnesses shall only be used as part of a xed ladder climbing system that limits the...

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The illustration below is an example of how to calculate the fall clearance requirements using energy absorbing lanyards connected to the dorsal D-ring of a Full Body Harness. Add the length of the energy absorbing lanyard (6 feet) to the marked maximum elongation of the lanyard during deceleration (7>Vi feet per OSHA 1910 & 1926), to the D-ring height of the worker (average 5 feet). Add 1 foot for the harness stretch and slide of the D-ring, and a safety factor of 2 feet to allow for the possibility of an improperly fitted harness, a taller than average worker and/or a miscalculation of...

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Free Fall To calculate the free fall distance using an Energy Absorbing Lanyard connected to the dorsal D-ring of a full body harness and an anchorage connector that is above the workers shoulders, Worker (a), subtract the distance from the D-ring on the harness to the anchorage connector (5 feet) from the length of the Energy Absorbing Lanyard (6 feet). The free fall for Worker (a) is 1 foot. The free fall distance with an Energy Absorbing Lanyard connected to the dorsal D-ring of a full body harness to an anchorage connector that is at the workers shoulders, Worker (b), is equal to the...

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Compatibility All 3M Full Body Harnesses must only be coupled to compatible connectors. OSHA 29 CFR 1926.502 prohibits snaphooks from being engaged to certain objects unless two requirements are met: snaphook must be a locking type and must be “designed for” making such a connection. “Designed for” means that the manufacturer of the snaphook specically designed the snaphook to be used to connect to the equipment in question. The following connections must be avoided, because they can result in rollout* when a nonlocking snaphook is used: • • • • • • Direct connection of a snaphook to...

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damaged. No load indicators shall be deployed. Damaged and other deteriorated and defective components must be immediately removed from service, in accordance with the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66 and 1926.502. Donning a Vest Style Full Body Harness 1. Hold the dorsal (back) D-ring of the harness and shake to allow all straps to fall into place. Make certain straps are not buckled or twisted. 2. Slip shoulder strap over one shoulder, then pull the other shoulder strap around the back and over the second shoulder, much like putting on a jacket. The dorsal D-ring will be located on...

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MATERIALS Webbing All 3M Full Body Harnesses are constructed with 1¾ inch (44 mm) polyester webbing. The Saturn Full Body Harness has a 1¾ inch (44 mm) Nomex® and polyester webbing. The Coated Web Full Body Harness utilizes a 1¾ inch (44 mm) polyurethane coated polyester webbing. Hardware All hardware on the Full Body Harness meets the ANSI Z359.1-2007 or ANSI Z359.12-2009 and CSA Z259.12 standard and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66 and 1926.502 requirements. ACCESSORIES Suspension Trauma Strap The 3M R-100 Suspension Trauma Strap is available for use on all 3M Full Body Harnesses. The R-100 Suspension...

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INSPECTION Frequency Full Body Harnesses must be inspected prior to each use, and annually by an OSHA dened “competent person” other than the user. Local, state, governmental and jurisdictional agencies may require the user to conduct more frequent or mandatory inspections. Criteria Warning: If inspection reveals any defect, inadequate maintenance, or unsafe condition, remove from service and destroy. Warning: After a fall occurs, or if any part of the load indicator warning is showing, the Full Body Harness must be removed from service and destroyed immediately. All components of the Full...

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Storage Full Body Harnesses should be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Do not store in areas where damage from environmental factors such as heat, light, excessive moisture, oil, chemicals and their vapors, or other degrading elements may be present. Do not store damaged equipment or equipment in need of maintenance in the same area as product approved for use. Equipment must be cleaned and dried prior to storage. Equipment that has been stored for an extended period must be inspected as dened in these User Instructions prior to use. LABELING All labeling must be legible...

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