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

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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Disclaimer: Any advice, graphics, images, and/or information contained herein are presented for general educational and information purposes and to increase overall safety awareness. It is not intended to be legal, medical, or other expert advice or services, and should not be used in place of consultation with appropriate industry professionals. The information herein should not be considered exhaustive and the user should seek the advice of appropriate professionals.