Does OSHA Require a hook with a safety latch for an overhead lift? It’s a question we get asked more often than virtually any others. No matter who we ask, someone has a different take on it. In this video, we add some clarification to the topic.

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In this video, we cover:
► Why are there different stances on safety latches? (1:25)
► What specifically does OSHA say about a hook with a safety latch? (2:09)
► With OSHA and ASME around, why is there confusion? (2:50)
► Best practices for a hook with a safety latch (3:53)

We also cover:
► What is Mazzella Companies’ stance on latches? (4:32)
► New updated policy on hooks with a safety latch (4:48)
► Do our specialists think the OSHA policy is clear enough? (5:09)
► How do “should” and “shall” affect our industry? (6:23)
► What can you do to determine if you should put a safety latch on your hook. (7:19)

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