ANSI Z359.14-2021: What You Should Know to Comply with the Updated Self-Retracting Devices Standard

12/27/2022 UPDATE: On December 23, 2022, the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Committee approved a second 6-month extension to the effective date of ANSI/ASSP Z359.14-2021 standard. The standard will now go into effect on August 1st, 2023.

The ANSI Z359.14 standards were designed to:

  1. Simplify types and classes of SRDs so end users can quickly identify a compliant product's capabilities.
  2. Increase factors of safety on multiple components and tests.
  3. Introduce a new testing regime for personal SRDs or SRL-P's (those worn on the back, connected to the full body harness), including specific tests to address product issues that led to a manufacturer recall.
  4. Further standardize labels and markings to make clear an ANSI compliant product’s capability.

New ANSI Z3593.14-2021 SRD types and classes:

ANSI Z359-14-2021

While the other guys are scrambling to offer you an SRD that complies with this new standard, FallTech is ready NOW! All thedevices FallTech sells now are compliant with the new standard!

To learn about the new ANSI standard that will go into effect 8/1/2023 and how Falltech will manage the recertification, repair of your SRD, and what ANSI Z359.14-2021 compliant SRDs we will be offering, visit