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1926.753 Hoisting and Rigging
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All the provisions of subpart CC apply to hoisting and rigging with the exception of § 1926.1431(a).
In addition, paragraphs (c) through (e) of this section apply regarding the hazards associated with hoisting and rigging.
Control and drive mechanism for excessive wear of components and contamination by lubricants, water or other foreign matter;
Safety devices, including but not limited to boom angle indicators, boom stops, boom kick out devices, anti-two block devices, and load moment indicators where required;
Air, hydraulic, and other pressurized lines for deterioration or leakage, particularly those which flex in normal operation;
Hooks and latches for deformation, chemical damage, cracks, or wear;
Wire rope reeving for compliance with hoisting equipment manufacturer's specifications;
Electrical apparatus for malfunctioning, signs of excessive deterioration, dirt, or moisture accumulation;
Ground conditions around the hoisting equipment for proper support, including ground settling under and around outriggers, ground water accumulation, or similar conditions;
If the deficiency is determined to constitute a hazard, the hoisting equipment shall be removed from service until the deficiency has been corrected.
The operator shall be responsible for those operations under the operator's direct control. Whenever there is any doubt as to safety, the operator shall have the authority to stop and refuse to handle loads until safety has been assured.
If any deficiency is identified, an immediate determination shall be made by the competent person as to whether the deficiency constitutes a hazard.
The headache ball, hook or load shall not be used to transport personnel except as provided in paragraph (c)(4) of this section.
Safety latches on hooks shall not be deactivated or made inoperable except:
When a qualified rigger has determined that the hoisting and placing of purlins and single joists can be performed more safely by doing so; or
When equivalent protection is provided in a site-specific erection plan.
Routes for suspended loads shall be pre-planned to ensure that no employee is required to work directly below a suspended load except for:
Employees engaged in the initial connection of the steel; or
Employees necessary for the hooking or unhooking of the load.
When working under suspended loads, the following criteria shall be met:
Materials being hoisted shall be rigged to prevent unintentional displacement;
Hooks with self-closing safety latches or their equivalent shall be used to prevent components from slipping out of the hook; and
A multiple lift shall only be performed if the following criteria are met:
Only beams and similar structural members are lifted; and
All employees engaged in the multiple lift have been trained in these procedures in accordance with § 1926.761(c)(1).
No crane is permitted to be used for a multiple lift where such use is contrary to the manufacturer's specifications and limitations.
A maximum of five members are hoisted per lift;
Components of the multiple lift rigging assembly shall be specifically designed and assembled with a maximum capacity for total assembly and for each individual attachment point. This capacity, certified by the manufacturer or a qualified rigger, shall be based on the manufacturer's specifications with a 5 to 1 safety factor for all components.
The rigging capacity specified in the rigging rating chart.
Attached at their center of gravity and maintained reasonably level;
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