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How Much Does an OSHA / ASME Compliant Rigging Inspection Cost?

At least one annual periodic inspection of your rigging equipment is required per OSHA and ASME. Learn more about inspection frequencies and the factors that can affect the cost of a periodic rigging inspection.

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Bringing a third-party rigging inspector into your facility shouldn’t be considered an added expense. If you have the proper compliance processes in place and your employees are properly trained, then a periodic rigging inspection should really just be a validation of how well those programs are working.

7 Reasons Why Inspection Tags Aren’t Making Your Lifting Program Safer

In theory, this process seems like a highly-organized and bullet-proof way to make sure your lifting and rigging gear is in compliance with industry standards. But, it may introduce some unintended consequences into the inspection process.

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In theory, this process seems like a highly-organized and bullet-proof way to make sure your lifting and rigging gear is in compliance with industry standards. However, you may be introducing some ambiguity and unintended consequences into the inspection process to determine if your equipment is in proper working condition

Does OSHA Require a Hook with a Safety Latch for an Overhead Lift?

When deciding on whether to use a hook latch or not, careful consideration must be given to the specific lifting application.

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The use of latches on hooks is a topic that is constantly up for debate in the lifting and rigging industries. While some people argue that hook latches are always required and should always be utilized, others argue that latches are not required.

How to Dispose of Damaged Rigging Gear, Wire Rope, & Slings

When it comes to the disposal of rigging hardware, wire rope, or slings, the best practice is to render the items in question as unsalvageable, or in such a condition as to make further use impossible.

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Because there are no standards or clear instructions developed by industry authorities like OSHA, ANSI, WSTDA, or AWRF, we have outlined what we suggest to be best practices for the disposal of damaged or failed lifting materials.

Import vs Domestic Rigging Products: How to Choose the Best

Considering the pros and cons of using domestic or imported rigging products for your next lifting project.

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Ultimately, the decision to choose a domestic or an imported wire rope, shackle, hook, sling or any other type of rigging product will come down to what best suits your company’s needs. There are obviously advantages and disadvantages to choosing a domestically-made or imported hook, shackle, wire rope, chain sling, or synthetic roundslings.

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