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• Standard Number: 1926.502

March 15, 1995

Mr. Dan Dunn U.S.
Home 2368 Fairskies Dr.
Spring Hill, Florida 34606

Dear Mr. Dunn:

This is in response to your February 17 letter requesting a determination of compliance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for an inflatable fall arrest device.

The inflatable fall arrest device as described in your letter would be evaluated by OSHA using the net criteria. If this device meets the net criteria as set forth in 1926.502(c) and proves effective by preventing the test weight from contacting the ground, OSHA will consider the properly installed and maintained inflatable "Protection Safety Device" as meeting the intent of the standard and could be used for fall protection whenever nets are allowed by the standard. As noted in your letter, the net standards require the device to be installed no more than 30 feet below this walk/working surface on which employees are working.

If we can be of any further assistance please contact me or Mr. Dale Cavanaugh of my staff at (202) 219-8136.


Roy F. Gurnham, P.E., J.D. Director
Office of Construction and Maritime
Compliance Assistance





If this "Protection Safety Device" is built to specifications in accordance with Sub Chapter M with strength test to meet OSHA's fall protection requirement, will this be acceptable and eliminate harnesses, nets, safety monitor etc, for contractor at/or below 30 feet from surface. Your immediate attention is requested.


Dan Dunn

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Attention Dan Dunn 2368 Fairskies Dr. Spring Hill, FL 34606 1-800-541-3111 Fax 1-904-666-6203

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