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Title: Safety harness

Abstract

A safety harness to be worn by a worker, especially a worker wearing a plastic suit thereunder for protection in a radioactive or chemically hostile environment, which safety harness comprises a torso surrounding portion with at least one horizontal strap for adjustably securing the harness about the torso, two vertical shoulder straps with rings just forward of the of the peak of the shoulders for attaching a life-line and a pair of adjustable leg supporting straps releasibly attachable to the torso surrounding portion. In the event of a fall, the weight of the worker, when his fall is broken and he is suspended from the rings with his body angled slightly back and chest up, will be borne by the portion of the leg straps behind his buttocks rather than between his legs. Furthermore, the supporting straps do not restrict the air supplied through hoses into his suit when so suspended.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (615 Sand Pit Rd., Leesville, SC 29070)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
868819
Patent Number(s):
5220976
Assignee:
Gunter; Larry W. (615 Sand Pit Rd., Leesville, SC 29070) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
safety; harness; worn; worker; especially; wearing; plastic; suit; thereunder; protection; radioactive; chemically; hostile; environment; comprises; torso; surrounding; portion; horizontal; strap; adjustably; securing; vertical; shoulder; straps; rings; forward; peak; shoulders; attaching; life-line; pair; adjustable; leg; supporting; releasibly; attachable; event; fall; weight; broken; suspended; angled; slightly; chest; borne; buttocks; legs; furthermore; restrict; air; supplied; hoses; air supplied; hostile environment; safety harness; surrounding portion; /182/244/

Citation Formats

Gunter, Larry W. Safety harness. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Gunter, Larry W. Safety harness. United States.
Gunter, Larry W. Fri . "Safety harness". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868819.
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title = {Safety harness},
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abstractNote = {A safety harness to be worn by a worker, especially a worker wearing a plastic suit thereunder for protection in a radioactive or chemically hostile environment, which safety harness comprises a torso surrounding portion with at least one horizontal strap for adjustably securing the harness about the torso, two vertical shoulder straps with rings just forward of the of the peak of the shoulders for attaching a life-line and a pair of adjustable leg supporting straps releasibly attachable to the torso surrounding portion. In the event of a fall, the weight of the worker, when his fall is broken and he is suspended from the rings with his body angled slightly back and chest up, will be borne by the portion of the leg straps behind his buttocks rather than between his legs. Furthermore, the supporting straps do not restrict the air supplied through hoses into his suit when so suspended.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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