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Everyone knows there are certain best practices when lifting a heavy object. For example, you should always lift with your legs, not your back. The same principle applies to situations in which heavy hauling necessitates the use of rigging to lift especially heavy objects. There are numerous guidelines and best practices that OSHA recommends to help ensure that all heavy lifting takes place under the safest conditions. Failing to follow these guidelines and rules can create unsafe conditions that can result in property damage, injuries, lost productivity and even fatalities. For any construction or industrial applications that require rigging, it’s essential for professionals to follow all of the necessary precautions and procedures to create the safest possible working environment.

No matter what the situation, any that calls for rigging requires close adherence to proper safety guidelines. For example, professionals always need to make sure that the sling used in the rigging is of the proper length, diameter, size and type for the application. Slings should never be loaded past their specified capacity. Further, operators always need to know the limitations of the lifting device being used to prevent equipment failure and potentially dangerous situations.

While the load is being lifted, it’s crucial for operators to confirm that they are keeping clear of any overhead obstructions, especially energized power lines. At least 10 feet of clearance is needed around power lines for any type of rigging operation. Professionals also must be aware of any sharp surfaces in the vicinity and keep the rigging away from them so they don’t damage the sling. With so many guidelines that are necessary for safe rigging operation, it can be helpful to have them all in one place for easy reference. The accompanying guide from Stevenson Crane contains these and other important parameters for safe rigging usage. Keep it handy to help improve the safety of your working environment.

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