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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.184: Materials Handling and Storage – Slings
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.179: Materials Handling and Storage – Overhead and gantry cranes
ASME B30 standards
‘Rigging’ – a book by James Headley of the Crane Institute of America
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Metal mesh slings are made up of small, connected metal rings or other shapes. This results in a mesh sheet that is flexible and has a large surface area. Metal mesh slings are widely used in metalworking and other industries where loads are abrasive, hot, or sharp. The wide surface area of the mesh prevents single-point stresses that would occur on wire, rope, or chains. Also, metal mesh grips the load firmly without stretching, and helps maintain a balanced load. To prevent the sling or load from being damaged, sometimes metal mesh slings are coated with rubber or plastic.