Built Using The Right Materials
Slings need to be built tough, with the right materials. That’s because slings can sometimes be all that connects your overhead cranes to the heavy loads they carry. With such a weighty job, it is no surprise that OSHA requires that slings be manufactured from specific materials to help ensure the safety and the efficiency of the equipment. Are you familiar with the requirements?
OSHA 1910.184(a) Sling Regulations
(the following excerpt taken directly from OSHA 1910.184)
Scope. This section applies to slings used in conjunction with other material handling equipment for the movement of material by hoisting, in employments covered by this part. The types of slings covered are those made from alloy steel chain, wire rope, metal mesh, natural or synthetic fiber rope (conventional three strand construction), and synthetic web (nylon, polyester, and polypropylene).
Contact a Konecranes representative to set up a time to review the overhead cranes and slings in your facility. With an expert on your side, you’ll feel more confident that the appropriate regulations and safety standards are being followed.