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Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents
• Standard Number: 1910.184(e)

May 12, 1983

MEMORANDUM FOR: JAMES J. CONCANNON
Director
Office of Variance Determination
THRU: DONALD A. SHAY
Director
Office of Compliance Programming
FROM: JOHN K. BARTO
Chief
Division of Occupational Safety Programming
SUBJECT: Evaluation of Variance Application #1686, which Contains Eastern Airlines Request to Allow the Continued Use of the Proof Coil and High Test Chain Slings Under Certain Procedures

The use of other than alloy steel chain is not prohibited specifically in 29 CFR 1910.184, but only alloy steel chain is recommended by chain manufacturers for overhead hoisting. Proof coil and high test chain is used for purposes where failure of the chain would not endanger human life or result in serious damage to property or equipment. Proof coil and high test chains should only be used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.


Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents

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