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Q: Can I use a body belt on a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP)?
A: Yes, as long as the body belt is used as part of a restraint system and the worker cannot fall more than two feet [29 CFR 1926.502(e)(1)]. For fall distances greater than two feet, a full body harness must be used as part of a fall arrest system.
Q: Can any self-retracting lifeline be used with MEWP equipment?
A: The selected self-retracted lifeline must be one that the manufacturer has approved for use with the specific MEWP equipment. Some self-retracting lifelines are not designed to have the anchorage point below the connection point on the wearer.
Q: Can the MEWP guardrails be used as an anchorage point?
A: The guardrails should not be used as an anchorage point unless they have been specifically designed to do so by the MEWP manufacturer and instructions for use have been supplied in the operator’s manual.
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