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As an employer, you are held responsible to furnish each employee a safe place to work. Proper design, procurement, manufacture and operation of lifting devices, including Below the Hook (BTH) devices, is an important part of your companies overall safety plan. OSHA 1910, OSHA 1926 both lay out guidelines for lifting devices. In all cases, OSHA relies heavily on industry standards and best practices. ASME B30 is the recognized standard for lifting systems. From cranes to hooks, ASME B30 provides instruction and guidance for the development of all aspects of a great satety plan. ASME B30.20, ASME BTH-1, ASME B30.9, ASME B30.26, OSHA 1910, OSHA 1926. Safe Workplace, Custom Below the Hook Designs, Custom BTH designs, OSHA Complaint designs, OSHA compliant devices, OSHA employee safety plans, Operational Instructions, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Plans.
OSHA 1910 - “Employer to furnish to each employee employment and a place of employment which is free of recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious injury.”
If you are an employer and your company uses lifting systems, you are responsible to ensure the tools you use are appropriate for the intended purpose. You are also responsible for operational instructions and user training. Are you in compliance with OSHA safe workplace standards? The attached link will help you decide.(OSHA COMPLIANCE)
ASME B30 standards are a recognized controlling authority for the design and manufacture of lift systems. The standard contains provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and use of cranes and other lifting and material movement related equipment. Specifically, ASME B30.20, ASME BTH-1, and ASME B30.9 were developed to provide minimum design/manufacturing standards for these devices. ASME B30 standards are incorporated into OSHA requirements by reference. Do your devices comply with these standards? The attached link will may help you decide.
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