U.S. Department of Labor
Table of Contents
Description of rigging hazards that can result in serious injuries or fatalities.
Fall Hazards created by:
- Uneven working surfaces.
- Wet and slippery working surfaces.
- Working surfaces not cleared of obstructions.
- Improper use of portable ladder.
- Unprotected sides, bulkhead openings, deck holes more than 5 ft.
Struck-by and Crushing Hazards created by:
- Gear and equipment not properly inspected.
- Defective gear and equipment.
- Moving parts and equipment.
- Loads not safely rigged before being hoisted.
- Improper use of tag line allowing hoisting material to swing out of control.
- Loads swung or suspended overhead.
- Hazardous locations between a swinging load and fixed object.
Electrical Hazards created by:
- Use of hoisting and hauling equipment near energized lines.
- Tools and equipment not properly grounded.
- Defective electrical tools.
- Worn or frayed electric cables.