ANSI 459, or ANSI/ASSP Z359.4, is a standard developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) for fall protection systems and equipment for construction and general industry. The standard establishes performance requirements, test methods, and other requirements for fall protection systems and equipment, including fall arrest systems, work positioning systems, and fall restraint systems.
ANSI 459 is intended to provide a consistent and uniform set of requirements for fall protection systems and equipment to help ensure the safety of workers who are exposed to fall hazards in the workplace. The standard applies to both new and used fall protection systems and equipment, and is intended to be used in conjunction with other relevant safety standards and regulations.
ANSI 459 covers a wide range of fall protection systems and equipment, including harnesses, lanyards, connectors, deceleration devices, anchorages, and other related components. It also includes requirements for training and instruction, maintenance, inspection, and other aspects of fall protection program management.