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| Standard Number:||1926.502; 1926.502(d); 1926.502(d)(5); 1926.502(d)(6); 1926.502(e)(7); 1926.502(e)(8)|
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(d)(5) and (e)(7):These provisions require that snaphooks used in personal fall arrest systems and in positioning devices be sized to be compatible with the member to which they are connected, or be of a locking type designed to prevent disengagement of the snaphook. In addition, for certain specified connections, only locking snaphooks designed for those connections can be used.
Snaphooks shall be sized to be compatible with the member to which they are connected to prevent unintentional disengagement of the snaphook by depression of the snaphook keeper by the connected member, or shall be a locking type snaphook designed and used to prevent disengagement of the snaphook by the contact of the snaphook keeper by the connected member. Effective January 1, 1998, only locking type snaphooks shall be used.
(d)(6) and (e)(8):
Unless the snaphook is a locking type and designed for the following connections, snaphooks shall not be engaged [to the listed devices] ...
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