OSHA 1926, 1910 and ANSI Z359.1
The Red SLATOR was tested according to OSHA's non-mandatory guidelines for testing fall protection anchors. The dynamic tests consisted of dropping a 310 pound weight a free fall of 6 feet prior to activating a force reducing lanyard. This test was repeated with multiple fastener options through both asphalt shingle and slate substrates, through roof sheathing and with the fasteners penetrating 2" into a roof rafter.
A secondary dynamic drop test was performed multiple times with the same conditions as noted above with one exception. The 900 lb load-limiting lanyard was replaced with a non-stretching 6 foot long webbing.
The non-mandatory static test was also performed with multiple fastener options. During these tests, the SLATOR was loaded to a tensile force of over 3,000 lbs in the intended load direction and sustained for a 1 minute period before being released. No visible deformation or damage was detected with the un-aided eye. The SLATOR was then loaded to a force of 5,500 lb in the intended loaded direction and sustained for 1 minute before being released.
An independent 3rd party engineering firm witnessed the tests, performed their own additional calculations and evaluations and on December 9th, 2014, issued a certification letter bearing their Professional Engineering Stamp from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
A copy of this certification letter may be available to employers by request.
The Red SLATOR is certified to meet OSHA 1926, 1910 and ANSI Z359.1, Section 4.3.6 requirements for an anchor point for fall protection for 1 user and gear with a combined weight of 310 pounds or less when installed properly according to our installation instructions.
As with other fall protection anchors, new fasteners are required for each installation in order to meet the load requirements by OSHA and to maintain OSHA compliant status.
The Blue SLATOR-Mini is not an anchor point for fall protection. OSHA's specific anchor point load requirements therefore do not apply to the SLATOR-Mini.