What OSHA regulations are related to crane and hoist rigging?
Several. Check OSHA’s Safety and Health Topic page on Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Safety for a list.
What are some of the factors that influence the safety of rigging?
The type of sling, the type of hitch, the sling angle, the load edge sharpness, the load capacity, and the stability of the load.
What materials might a sling be made of?
Common materials include wire rope, chain, metal mesh, and synthetic fibers.
What are some common kinds of hitches?
Vertical, bridle, basket, choker, and "endless slings."
What is a load capacity chart?
A chart that show the load capacities of different types of slings, different hitches, and different sling angles.