Many new style full body harnesses lend themselves to also being a tool belt. This, while in good theory, may be detrimental to the harness itself. I have noticed that in the construction industry, workers routinely carry up to 50 pounds of tools and equipment in their tool pouches, that are hanging on the body harness.
What concerns me is that this could be stressing the nylon fibers in the shoulder area due to the weight, not to mention the exposure to constant sunlight and the buildup of dirt and grime also contributing to the weakness.
I would appreciate any fall protection manufacturers or vendors that could supply inforamtion on this matter.