Frequently Asked Questions

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Is the Miller Twin Turbo" D-Ring Connector Compatible with non-Miller Harnesses?
Answer:The Miller Twin Turbo D-Ring connector is a 5,000 pound rated connector and complies with all OSHA and ANSI requirements. It is CSA certified to CSA Z259.12-01 as a Class I component....
Read More: TL 075 - Twin Turbo Bracket with Non-Miller Harnesses

What is the proper use of Miller Personal Fall Limiters in a lift application?
Answer: Miller Fall Protection recommends mounting all Miller self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) to a suitable overhead anchorage whenever possible...
Read More: TL050 - Proper Use of Miller Personal Fall Limiters in a Lift Application

Can I write on my harness/lanyard?
Answer: The “Sharpie” brand of felt-tip marking pens from Sanford, Inc. uses a type of permanent ink that will not...
Read More: TL059 - Markers/Inks for Use on Harnesses

How much strength does my anchorage point have to support?
Answer: According to OSHA regulations, anchorages used for the attachment of personal fall arrest systems shall meet the following criteria...
Read More: TB101 - Mounting or Attaching to Appropriate Anchorages

Can I wash my harness/lanyard?
Answer: Basic care of all Miller Fall Protection equipment will prolong the durable life of the unit and will contribute toward the performance of its vital safety function. Proper storage and maintenance after use are as important as cleansing the equipment of dirt, corrosives, or contaminants. Storage areas should be clean, dry and free of exposure to fumes or corrosive elements. Wipe off all surface dirt with a sponge dampened in plain water. Squeeze the sponge dry. Dip the sponge in a mild solution of water and commercial soap or detergent. Work up a thick lather, with a vigorous back and forth motion. Then wipe dry with a clean cloth. Hang freely to dry, but away from excessive heat, steam, or long periods of sunlight.
Read More: Preferred Method for Cleaning a Harness
TL030 - Machine Washing of Miller® Brand Belts, Harnesses and Web Lanyards

Does Miller make harnesses and lanyards for workers heavier than 310 lbs?
Answer: Miller® brand harnesses are rated to a 400 lb. capacity. Miller can also manufacture custom harnesses...
Read More: TL020 - OSHA Standards

What effect will certain chemicals have on my harness/lanyard?
Answer: The following charts detail the effects of certain chemicals...
Read More: Textile Chemical Resistance

Can I connect two snap hooks (or two lanyards) to one D-ring?
Answer: On the subject of snap hook compatibility, OSHA states that...
Read More: TL026 - Snap Hook Compatibility
TL027 - Snap Hook Statement 051899

Can I use Miller products with those from another manufacturer?

Answer: ANSI and OSHA standards emphasize compatibility of components within a personal protective system. As described in our instructions, Miller® and Titan® brand products are designed for use with Miller/Titan components only...
Read More: TL022 - Compatibility of Fall Protection Components

How do I inspect my harness - what do I look for?
Answer: The following chart details the criteria for harness and body belt inspection...
Read More: TL006 - Harness and Body Belt Inspection
How to Inspect your Harness and Body Belt

What is the expiration date for my harness and/or lanyard?
Answer: ANSI and OSHA do not reference a maximum service life for synthetic fiber products. ANSI and OSHA standards require that the user remove the equipment from service if it has been subject to the forces of arresting a fall...
Read More: TL014 - Life Expectancy of Miller® and North® Brand Harnesses and Lanyards

Does my retractable require annual inspection?

Answer: Honeywell Safety Products manufactures several Miller brand Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL’s). All of the SRLs come with an Instruction and Warning brochure that explains how to properly use and inspect each model. The policy for re-certifying the units differs from model to model...
Read More: TL018 - Miller MightyLite Inspection and Re-Certification Policy
TL023 - Recertification of Miller® SRL's

Do you have any SRL's (Self-Retracting Lifelines) rated to 400 lbs?
Answer: Our product catalog states that Miller Self-Retracting Lifelines are rated to 400 lbs. when using a 928LS/18INYL (18” SofStop). The use of a shock-absorbing pack is necessary in order to keep fall arrest forces under 900 pounds for heavier workers...
Read More: TB100 - Miller Self-Retracting Lifelines Weight Capacity

Can I use my SRL horizontally?
Answer: Miller Fall Protection recommends that the Miller brand of self-retracting lifelines (SRL’s) be mounted to an overhead anchorage connector whenever possible and to a suitable anchorage point. However, due to the lack of an overhead anchorage, mounting the SRL’s for horizontal use may be necessary. The following should be considered when mounting SRL’s for horizontal use...
Read More: TL009 - Horizontal Use of Self-Retracting Lifelines
TL008 - Horizontal Use of Miller MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines

Can I "tie back" my lanyard to itself?
Answer: Miller Fall Protection does not recommend the practice of wrapping any Miller brand lanyard besides our BackBiter lanyard around an anchorage and securing the snap hook back into the lanyard (i.e., choking the lanyard around the anchorage). We recommend against this practice for several reasons...
Read More: TL013 - "Tie-back" Lanyard Policy

Can I wear an SRL on my back instead of hanging it from an anchor?
Answer: Miller Fall Protection approves the use of the Miller Scorpion PFL, MiniLite Fall Limiter FL11, Black Rhino CFL, 8327, TFL11 and Titan TRW-8 in a reverse configuration with the locking snap of the lanyard end connected to a compatible overhead anchorage and the body of the unit attached to the back D-ring of a Miller full-body harness...
Read More: TL060 - SRL Reverse Configuration

What forces are generated by an average size worker, falling at different lengths (distances)?
Answer: The following provides general information on fall arrest forces that could occur in free falls at different distances...
Read More: TL048 - Potential Fall Arrest Forces