Horizontal Fall Arrest and Restraint System Design for High Altitude Construction and Maintenance Work
Landron Torres, Milton L.
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Horizontal fall arrest system design and implementation for future construction and maintenance work atop Building 10 of the International Distribution Center facilities of Cardinal Health located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The fall arrest system shall be in place prior to, and designed around the installation and maintenance of a proposed photovoltaic system; and be in conformance with all Occupational Health and Safety Administration established regulations and applicable state laws. The installation is intended to be permanent as to provide access to general roofing maintenance, rain gutter and drain clearing, photovoltaic system and existing Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning system maintenance and servicing. Analysis indicates the designed system is capable of withstanding applicable forces and safely arresting a worker in the event of a fall. Key Terms ⎯ Fall Arrest, Fall Protection, Horizontal Lifeline, Personal Energy Absorber, Workplace Safety.