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• Part Number: 1917
• Part Title: Marine Terminals
• Standard Number: 1917 App I
• Title: Appendix I to Part 1917-Special Cargo Gear and Container Spreader Test Requirements (Mandatory) [see § 1917.50(c)(5)]

Type gear Test requirement Tested by Proof test
A. ALL SPECIAL CARGO HANDLING GEAR PURCHASED OR MANUFACTURED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 21, 1998
1. Safe Working Load -- greater than 5 short tons (10,000 lbs./4.5 metric tons). Prior to initial use.


Prior to reuse after structural damage repair.
Every four years after initial proof load test.
OSHA accredited agency only.

OSHA accredited agency or designated person.
(40)(1) 125% SWL.
Up to 20 short tons.

From 20 to 50 short tons.

Over 50 short tons.
125% SWL.


5 short tons in excess of SWL.

110% SWL.
2. Safe Working Load -- 5 short tons or less. Prior to initial use.
Prior to reuse after structural damage repair.
OSHA accredited agency or designated person. 125% SWL.
3. Intermodal container spreaders not part of vessel's cargo handling gear. Prior to initial use


Prior to reuse after structural damage repair.
Every four years after initial proof load test.
OSHA accredited agency only.
OSHA accredited agency or designated person.
125% SWL.
B. ALL SPECIAL CARGO HANDLING GEAR IN USE PRIOR TO JANUARY 21, 1998
1. Any Safe Working Load. Every four years starting on.
January 21, 1998 Prior to initial use or prior to reuse after structural damage repair.
OSHA accredited agency or designated person.
OSHA accredited agency.
Up to 20 short tons.
Over 50 short tons.

From 20 to 50 short tons.
125% SWL.

5 short tons in excess of SWL.

110% SWL.
2. Intermodal container spreaders not part of ship's gear. Every four years starting on January 21, 1998.

Prior to initial use or prior to reuse after structural damage repair.
OSHA accredited agency or designated person.

OSHA accredited agency.
125% SWL.

[65 FR 40943, June 30, 2000]


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