Self-retracting lifelines and lanyards that automatically limit free fall distance to 2 ft (0.61 m) or less.
Personal fall arrest systems must bring the employee to a complete stop and limit the maximum deceleration distance the employee travels to 3.5 ft (1.1 m).
1926.502(d)(16)(iv) Personal fall arrest systems, when stopping a fall, shall bring an employee to a complete stop and limit maximum deceleration distance an employee travels to 3.5 ft (1.07 m).
ANSI Z359.13 - 2013
PERSONAL ENERGY ABSORBERS &
ENERGY ABSORBING EQUIPMENT
6 ft free fall personal energy absorbers shall have a maximum deployment distance of 48 inches.
Always refer to manufacturer’s specifications. Proper fall protection training is required before performing any at-height work.