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Rule 4123:1-5-15 | Hoisting and haulage equipment.


(A) Equipment such as slings, hoisting or haulage lines, wire rope, natural or synthetic fiber rope, chain, metal mesh and synthetic web, and attachments used to handle material or equipment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

(B) Equipment will be removed from service when there is evidence of a defect, damage, or distortion which may weaken such equipment.

(C) All such equipment will not be loaded in excess of its recommended safe working load as prescribed on the identification markings by the manufacturer.

(D) Employees will not be required to work or pass under suspended loads, nor will the crane operator be required to carry a suspended load over employees.

(E) Manila rope and other fiber rope will not be used when handling acid- or caustic-contaminated material or objects.

(F) Eyes in wire rope slings will not be formed by using knots. Eyes in wire rope slings for general repetitive use will not be formed by using wire rope clips. For special purpose unusual lifts, wire rope clips may be used to fabricate wire rope slings, provided the wire rope clips' manufacturer's recommendations are followed. When a newly installed rope has been in operation for an hour, all nuts on the clip bolts shall be re-tightened.

(G) The use of chain as a sling or choker in erection of steel is not permitted.

(H) The sheave diameter will be no less than that recommended in the manufacturer's specifications for the size of rope used. Sheaves or pulleys with eccentric bores, or with cracked hubs, spokes, or flanges will be repaired or removed from service.

Last updated June 30, 2023 at 12:20 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.13
Amplifies: 4121.47
Five Year Review Date: 11/1/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/1977, 1/1/1986, 6/12/2015