Full Line Catalog Page 192 Safety Equipment And Supplies

192 SM slings GENERAL OSHA AND MANUFACTURER REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SLINGS Safe Operating Practices Inspect slings prior to each use and do not use if damaged. Slings shall not be loaded in excess of their rated capacities. Rated capacities (Working Load Limits) must be shown by markings or tags attached to all slings. Angle of lift must be considered in all lifts. Slings shall be padded or protected from the sharp edges of their loads. Loads must be rigged to prevent slippage. Slings shall be securely attached to their loads. Lift must be stable with respect to the center of gravity-balanced. Do not point load hooks - center load in base of hook. Suspended loads shall be kept clear of all obstructions. All persons shall be kept clear of loads to be lifted, and suspended loads. Hands and fingers shall not be placed between the sling and load while the sling is being tightened around the load. After lifting, the load should not be pushed or guided by employees hands directly on the load. Ropes or "tag lines" should be attached for this purpose. Do not shock load. Jerking the load could overload the sling and cause it to fail. A sling shall not be pulled from under a load when the load is resting on the sling. Before a load is lifted, a place should be prepared where it is to be put down. Lumber can be used to allow space to remove the sling and prevent shifting of the load. Temperature and chemical environment must be considered. Slings shall not be shortened with knots, bolts, or makeshift devices. Sling legs shall not be kinked or twisted. Slings shall not be dragged on floor. Slings shall be stored in cool, dark, dry areas, preferably on racks. Chain Slings Wire Rope Slings Mesh Slings Synthetic Slings Right Way Wrong Way SLINGS FACTS & FEATURES SLING SELECTION General Use of Different Types of Slings Chain Slings - Alloy chain slings combine superior strength, ease of handling, and durability. The combination of heavy loads, elevated working temperatures, and severe lift conditions usually dictate that an alloy chain sling be used. Typical chain sling applications are found in steel mills, foundries, and heavy machining operations requiring repetitive lifts. Wire Rope Slings - The most common and lowest cost per ton of lift of all slings. Used in the construction industry and other industries where heavy loads and rugged conditions exist. Mesh Slings: Wire and Chain - These slings excel in lifting objects that are hot or have sharp edges, such as bar stock or plate steel. Mesh slings greatly enhance load balancing due to their wide load bearing surface. Machine shops and steel warehouses typically have good application for mesh slings. Synthetic Slings - Both Web Slings and Roundslings are used where loads must be protected from damage. The lift weight and flexibility of synthetic slings reduce fatigue and strain on riggers. Tuflex Roundslings, with their color coded capacities, and ease of use and inspection, are rapidly gaining in popularity. 800.944.8322 The MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE PROS in construction supplies 192

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