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According to OSHA standards, this distance should never be more than 1,8 meters (6 ft) and is based on the length of the lanyard and the location of the attachment point of the harness where the lanyard is attached to.

## What is the maximum distance the lanyard on a safety harness can allow you to fall before stopping you?

Standard shock-absorbing lanyards allow for up to **6 feet** or free-fall distance before activating, while SRLs require less than 2 feet.

## What is the minimum fall clearance distance?

II. Fall Arrest Systems

Vertical Distance from Working Level to Horizontal Plane of Net | Minimum Required Horizontal Distance of Outer Edge of Net from Edge of Working Surface |
---|---|

Up to 5 feet |
8 feet |

More than 5 feet, up to 10 feet | 10 feet |

More than 10 feet, up to 30 feet | 13 feet |

## How do you calculate fall clearance distance?

This is the distance from the start of a fall to just before the fall arrest system engages. It is calculated by **measuring the displacement of harness’s attachment point between the onset of the fall and just before the fall arrest system engages**; OSHA limits this to 6′ or less. 3.5′ deceleration distance.

## What is the maximum allowable force the body can be subjected to in a fall?

The regulatory requirements are pretty straightforward: OSHA requires that M.A.F. be limited to **1800 lbs.** **of force** on the body in a fall when wearing a full-body harness, or 900 lbs. of force when wearing a body belt.

## What are two most important things to know for calculating fall clearance?

**Anchor position, lanyard length, deceleration distance, height of the suspended worker, and safety factor** are good starting points when attempting to properly calculate fall distance clearance and PPE requirements, but remember there may be additional variables that need to be considered The type of PPE, position of …

## How far do you fall in 6 seconds?

The formula I learned in high school Physics is s=1/2gt squared, where s is distance in meters, g is the force of gravity (10 meters per second per second), and t is time in seconds. So in 6 seconds, a person will fall **5 x 36 or 180 meters**.

## What three things do you need to know to calculate fall clearance?

**Fall clearance is calculated, based on multiple factors:**

- Free fall distance. The distance, which you fall before the fall protection system begins to slow you down. …
- Arrest distance. The distance it takes for the personal energy absorber to activate and slow the fall. …
- Harness stretch. …
- Safety Factor.

## What is the OSHA requirement for fall protection?

OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of **four feet in general industry workplaces**, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in longshoring operations.