Rigging | by Henry Brozyna | Feb 19, 2015
February 19, 2015 Today, we are posting updates to this blog article on sling regulations originally posted in 2011. This article continues to be one of our most visited, and we feel it our duty to keep this very important safety information up to date.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has the following regulations for slings:
Historically, companies did not require wire rope slings to have permanently affixed identification tags/labels on them; it was not required per OSHA 1910.184. This has since changed. Tags/labels are now required.
Also, original load capacity tables found in the OSHA standards were based on information found in ASME B30.9 dating back to 1971. New tables reflect the current industry standards for working load limits for slings, chain, and synthetic or wire rope.
To view the OSHA changes made in 2011 in its entirety or to download a copy click here.
Henry Brozyna is an Industry Product Trainer at Columbus McKinnon specializing in Crane and Hoist Inspection and Repair, Rigging & Load Securement He has been training on crane and rigging safety for more than 20 years. Henry is a member of the Tie Down committee and former Board of Directors for the WSTDA; this group writes the standards that are used by the material handling industry, the transportation industry, and also law enforcement. Henry is also a current member of the Crane Institute’s board of directors.