Sling Safety, (Revised).
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WASHINGTON DC OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
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The ability to handle materials-to move them from one location to another whether during transit or at the worksite-is vital to all segments of industry. Materials must be moved, for example, for industry to manufacture, sell, and utilize products in short, without materials-handling capability, industry would cease to exist. To varying degrees, all employees in numerous workplaces take part in materials handling. Consequently, some employees are injured. In fact, the mishandling of materials is the single largest cause of accidents and injuries in the workplace. Most of these accidents and injuries, as well as the pain and loss of salary and productivity that often result, can be readily avoided. Whenever possible, mechanical means should be used to move materials to avoid employee injuries such as muscle pulls, strains, and sprains. Because cranes, derricks and hoists rely upon slings to hold their suspended loads slings are the most commony used materials- handling apparatus. This booklet offers information on the proper selection, maintenance, and use of slings.
- Safety Engineering
- Containers and Packaging