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Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents
• Part Number: 1926
• Part Title: Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
• Subpart: N
• Subpart Title: Helicopters, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors
• Standard Number: 1926.553
• Title: Base-mounted drum hoists.
• GPO Source: e-CFR

General requirements.
Exposed moving parts such as gears, projecting screws, setscrews, chain, cables, chain sprockets, and reciprocating or rotating parts, which constitute a hazard, shall be guarded.
All controls used during the normal operation cycle shall be located within easy reach of the operator's station.
Electric motor operated hoists shall be provided with:
A device to disconnect all motors from the line upon power failure and not permit any motor to be restarted until the controller handle is brought to the "off" position;
Where applicable, an overspeed preventive device;
A means whereby remotely operated hoists stop when any control is ineffective.
All base-mounted drum hoists in use shall meet the applicable requirements for design, construction, installation, testing, inspection, maintenance, and operations, as prescribed by the manufacturer.
Specific requirements. [Reserved]
This section does not apply to base-mounted drum hoists used in conjunction with derricks. Base-mounted drum hoists used in conjunction with derricks must conform to § 1926.1436(e).

[75 FR 48134, Aug. 9, 2010]

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Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents

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