- Part Number:1915
- Part Number Title:OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR SHIPYARD EMPLOYMENT
- Subpart:1915 Subpart G
- Subpart Title:Gear and Equipment for Rigging and Materials Handling
- Standard Number:
- Title:Use of gear.
- GPO Source:
Slings shall be padded by means of wood blocks or other suitable material where they pass over sharpe edges or corners of loads so as to prevent cutting or kinking.
Pallets, when used, shall be of such material and contruction and so maintained as to safely support and carry the loads being handled on them.
Before loads or empty lifting gear are raised, lowered, or swung, clear and sufficient advance warning shall be given to employees in the vincinity of such operations.
At no time shall an employee be permitted to place himself in a hazardous position between a swinging load and a fixed object.
[47 FR 16986, Apr. 20, 1982; 67 FR 44543, July 3, 2002]