New OSHA Standards for Wire Rope Sling Tagging

New OSHA Standards for Wire Rope Sling Tagging

Effective July 8, 2011, OSHA prescribed that workers must not use any slings without affixed and legible identification markings.

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.184 for Wire Rope Slings

“Employers must not load a sling in excess of its recommended safe working load as prescribed by the sling manufacturer on the identification markings permanently affixed to the sling. Employers must not use any slings without affixed and legible identification markings.”

“(f) Wire-rope slings½(1) Sling use.
Employers must use only wire-rope slings that have permanently affixed and legible identification markings as prescribed by the manufacturer and that indicate the recommended safe working load for the type(s) of hitch(es) used, the angle upon which it is based, and the number of legs if more than one.”

Lift-All and IBT Can Help!

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Contact IBT to schedule a Sling Safety Seminar. The Sling Safety Seminar will be tailored to your facility’s needs. Let IBT and Lift-All train your employees to be compliant with the new OSHA regulation for wire rope slings.

Let us know if you would like your facility inspected or retagged. IBT and Lift-All will perform sling inspections according to the latest regulations. They will identify slings that are not in compliance and can retag slings that lack identification but otherwise would have passed inspection. Lift-All’s Tuff-Tags are the best solution for difficult tagging applications.

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