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Materials Handling (including Gear and Equipment for Rigging) Shackles and Hooks


Shackles and hooks are components of rigging used to attach loads and slings to lifting devices. These items along with ropes, chains, and slings make up the "rigging gear."

Shackles and Hooks
Figure 1: Spliced eye in natural fiber rope connecting an oval ring Figure 1: Spliced eye in natural fiber rope connecting an oval ring.

Potential Hazards: 

Failure of shackles or hooks while loads are being lifted or moved, may cause serious injuries.

Requirements and Example Solutions:
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