Types of Lanyards
Self retracting Eliminates excess slack in the lanyard (cable, rope, or web) Shock absorbing Device slows and eventually stops decent and absorbs the forces (i.e.: rip stitch controlled tearing) Synthetic rope Absorbs some of the force by stretching Synthetic webbing Strong but not flexible (absorbs little force)
PFAS (Harness) 1926.502(d)
Harness systems consist of either nylon or polyester and the best system will encompass the entire body (full body harness). Body belts can not be used for fall protection. A full body harness will evenly distribute weight across the waist, pelvis, and thighs.