ASME B30.

9-2010
(Revision of ASME B30.9-2006)

Slings
Safety Standard for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Materials and Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Chapter 9-2 Section 9-2. . . Metal Mesh Slings: Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proof Test Requirements . . . . . . Effects of Environment .1 Section 9-0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Chapter 9-1 Section 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Section 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use. . . Scope of ASME B30. . . . . . . . . Effects of Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Section 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Section 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .9 Section 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use. . . . Rated Load . . . . . . . Fabrication and Configurations . . . . . . . .1 Section 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Chapter 9-4 Section 9-4. . . . . . . . . . .7 Section 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scope . . . B30 Standard Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Section 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Section 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Load . . . . . . . . . . Synthetic Rope Slings: Selection. .5 Section 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proof Test Requirements . Sling Identification . . . . Rated Loads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proof Test Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii vi vii ix xii 1 1 1 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 10 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 14 24 24 24 25 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 30 30 30 30 31 32 32 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inspection. . .9 Section 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Design Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Materials and Components .9 Section 9-2. . . . . . . . Design Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Materials and Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Section 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 9-0 Section 9-0. . . . and Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Scope. and Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Chapter 9-3 Section 9-3. . . . . . . . Effects of Environment . . . . . . . . . Design Factor . . . . . . . . . . . Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Section 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Section 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Section 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fabrication and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Section 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Section 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sling Identification . . . . . . . . . . .4 Section 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . .8 Section 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Section 9-0. . . . . Committee Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Section 9-1. .CONTENTS Foreword . . .4 Section 9-1. . . Use. Operating Practices . . . . . . . . . . . Training . . . .6 Section 9-3. . . . . . . .4 Section 9-3. . . . . .2 Section 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wire Rope Slings: Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scope . . . . . . . . . and References . . . and Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operating Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summary of Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Section 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . Fabrication and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operating Practices . . . . . . . . . .1 Section 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Training . . . Sling Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alloy Steel Chain Slings: Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Section 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Section 9-1. . . . . . . . . . Removal. . . . . . . .0 Section 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Section 9-2. . . . . . . Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Section 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .1-2 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minimum Braided Sling Length . . . . . . D/d Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1 Alloy Steel Chain Slings: Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Hitches . . . . Training . . .4 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 9-4. . . . . . . .2 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . Fabrication and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Synthetic Webbing Slings: Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removal. . .2-2 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . Proof Test Requirements . . .10 Chapter 9-6 Section 9-6. . . . Design Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angle of Choke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wire Rope . . . . . .3 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Section 9-5. . Minimum Sling Length . . . . . . . . . Synthetic Roundslings: Selection. . . . . . . . .2-1 9-2. . . . . Materials and Components . . Angle of Choke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angle of Loading . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 9-2.7 Section 9-5. . . . Operating Practices . . . . Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Section 9-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Synthetic Roundslings . . . . . . . . Proof Test Requirements . . .7 Section 9-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Synthetic Fiber Rope Slings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-2 9-5. . . . . . . . . . Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 9-6. . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . and Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Section 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Synthetic Webbing Sling Nomenclature . . Angle of Loading . . . . .6 Section 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1 9-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Section 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . Use. . . . . . . . .6 Section 9-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Section 9-6. . . . . . . . . . . . Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1 9-5. . . . . . .7 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . .Section Section Section Section Section Section Section Section Section 9-4. .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1 9-2. . . . . . . . . .9 Section 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Section 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . Proof Test Requirements . . . . . . . . . Angle of Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Section 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Materials and Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Synthetic Webbing Slings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 32 33 33 39 39 40 40 41 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 46 49 49 49 50 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 55 55 55 57 58 Chapter 9-5 Section 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removal. . . . . . . . . . . .1 Section 9-6. . . D/d Ratio . . . .5. . . . . .8 9-4. . . Fabrication and Configurations . . . Rated Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . .1-1 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Load . . . . . . Angle of Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable-Laid Wire Rope Sling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Section 9-6. . . . .2 Section 9-6.5. . . . .1-1 9-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . Operating Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hitch Types for Synthetic Rope Slings .1-1 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv 5 12 13 13 14 14 24 25 28 33 34 36 36 39 44 44 45 49 53 54 57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fabrication and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Effects of Environment . . . . . . . . . .1-1 9-5. . . . . . .6 9-4. . . . .3. Metal Mesh Sling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Figures 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Section 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Section 9-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scope . . . . . . . . . . . Effects of Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . Angle of Choke . . . . . .5. . . . . . . Operating Practices . . . . Design Factor . . . .9. . Removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sling Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angle of Choke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Design Factor . . .0 Section 9-6. . . Effects of Environment . Scope . . . . .1-3 9-4. . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . Sling Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . .8 Section 9-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Section 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sling Identification . . . . . . . and Maintenance . . . . . . . . Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Materials and Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .and Four-Leg Slings 6 19 or 6 36 Classification Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) Grade Fiber Core (FC) Wire Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Load for Cable-Laid Wire Rope Single.and Two-Leg Slings 6 19 or 6 36 Classification Extra Extra Improved Plow Steel (EEIPS) Grade Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC) Wire Rope . . . . . . . . . . .and Four-Leg Slings 6 19 or 6 36 Classification Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) Grade Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC) Wire Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . Effect of Elevated Temperature on Rated Load of Alloy Steel Chain . . . . . . .5. Rated Load for Two-Ply. . .2-5 9-6. . Rated Load for Three. . . . . . . . . Rated Load for Two-Ply. . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Load for Single. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 9-5. . . Rated Load for Grade 100 Alloy Steel Chain Slings — Vertical. . . . and Bridle Hitches . . . . . . . . . .8. . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . Polyester Rope Slings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . Rated Load for One-Ply. . . . .and Two-Leg Slings 6 19 or 6 36 Classification Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) Grade Fiber Core (FC) Wire Rope . . . . . Class 7 Synthetic Webbing Slings . . Rated Load for Three.2-3 9-2. . . . . . .2-1 9-2. Rated Load for One-Ply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 9-3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 9-5. . . . . .5. . . . . . . Rated Load for Four-Ply. . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . Rated Load for Metal Mesh Slings . . . . . Basket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . Rated Load for Three. . . Class 7 Synthetic Webbing Slings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and Two-Leg Slings 6 19 or 6 36 Classification Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) Grade Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC) Wire Rope . . . . . . . . . .4-1 9-1.2-1 9-5. .2-4 9-2.5. . . . . . .2. . . . . . . Nylon Rope Slings . . . . . . . . . . . . Basket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Load for Six-Part Braided Single. .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rated Load for Eight-Part Braided Single. . . . Rated Load for Grade 100 Alloy Steel Chain Slings — Choker Hitches . . . . . . . .4-2 9-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tables 9-1. . . . . . .2-9 9-3. . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . .2-1 9-1. . . . . . . .2-7 9-2. and Bridle Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . .2-1 Rated Load for Grade 80 Alloy Steel Chain Slings — Vertical. . . . .2-5 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class 5 Synthetic Webbing Slings . Minimum Allowable Thickness at Any Point on a Link . . . . . . . . . .2-1 9-4. Rated Load for Single-Leg Polyester Roundslings — Endless and Eye-and-Eye Type . . . . Rated Load for Single.1-1 9-1. . . . . . .2-1 9-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fabric Construction (Metal Mesh Slings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class 7 Synthetic Webbing Slings . Class 5 Synthetic Webbing Slings . .9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.2-4 9-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . .2-8 9-2. .4-1 9-2. . . . . . . . Rated Load for Single. .and Two-Leg Slings 6 19 or 6 36 Classification Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) Grade Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC) Wire Rope . . . . . Rated Load for Grade 80 Alloy Steel Chain Slings — Choker Hitches . . . . . . . . 6 6 8 8 9 10 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 28 29 37 38 46 47 47 48 48 56 v . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . .and Two-Leg Slings 6 19 or 6 36 Classification Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) Grade Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC) Wire Rope .2-2 9-1. . . . .5. . . .and Four-Leg Slings 6 19 or 6 36 Classification Extra Extra Improved Plow Steel (EEIPS) Grade Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC) Wire Rope . . . .5.2-6 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 9-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.and Two-Leg Slings Mechanical Splice Only . . . . .

Bureau of Yards and Docks. Department of the Navy.S. vi . and the committee organized on November 4. In 1982. 2010. advancement in techniques. Hooks. administrative or regulatory authorities are urged to consult the B30 Committee. 1925. U. the American Museum of Safety. Department of Labor and Industry — State of Pennsylvania. and operation) would cover the different types of equipment included in the scope of B30. On June 11. and changing environmental and industry needs. in accordance with the format described in Section IX. derricks.9-2010 was approved as an American National Standard by ANSI on November 16. the Committee was reorganized as an Accredited Organization Committee. Meetings and discussions regarding safety on cranes. operating under procedures developed by ASME and accredited by the American National Standards Institute. and Hoists. Following approval by the B30 Standards Committee and the ASME Board. Department of Labor — State of New Jersey. The call for organization of this Sectional Committee was sent out October 2. invitations were issued to 50 organizations to appoint representatives to a Sectional Committee. new developments. and Slings. the administrative or regulatory authority may grant variances from the literal requirements or permit the use of other devices or methods. under the joint sponsorship of ASME and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. was presented to the annual meeting of the ASME. To secure uniform application and interpretation of this Standard. testing. prepared by an ASME Committee on the Protection of Industrial Workers. Derricks. Operation and maintenance instructions in this safety Standard are intended for general applications. In March 1926. and ASME as sponsors. ASME B30. with 39 members representing 27 national organizations. The format of the previous code was changed so that separate volumes (each complete as to construction and installation. Hoists. ASA B30. 1962. 1926. and general interest of labor and industry in safety. The suggestions leading to accident prevention are given both as mandatory and advisory provisions. Safety codes and standards are intended to enhance public safety. was reorganized as an American National Standards Committee on January 31. the American Engineering Standards Committee (later changed to American Standards Association and subsequently to the USA Standards Institute). the American Engineering Standards Committee approved the ASME Safety Code Correlating Committee’s recommendation and authorized the project with the U. The 2010 edition of this Volume contains minor revisions throughout. 1926. Due to changes in design. before rendering decisions on disputed points. inspection. Department of the Navy. In case of practical difficulties. but only when it is clearly evident that an equivalent degree of protection is thereby secured. Derricks.(10) FOREWORD This American National Standard. This Standard presents a coordinated set of rules that may serve as a guide to government and other regulatory bodies and municipal authorities responsible for the guarding and inspection of the equipment falling within its scope. the Association of Iron and Steel Electrical Engineers. Revisions result from committee consideration of factors such as technological advances. Revisions do not imply that previous editions were inadequate. Safety Standard for Cableways. The Safety Code for Cranes. This Standard had its beginning in December 1916 when an eight-page Code of Safety Standards for Cranes. and hoists were held from 1920 to 1925.S. compliance with both types may be required by employers of their employees.2-1943. This document was reaffirmed in 1952 and widely accepted as a safety standard. involving the ASME Safety Code Correlating Committee. Cranes. and maintenance. with 57 members representing 29 national organizations. and the Locomotive Crane Manufacturers Association. was created from the eight-page document referred to in the first paragraph. the Sectional Committee. new data. or unnecessary hardship. has been developed under the procedures accredited by the American National Standards Institute (formerly the United States of America Standards Institute). Jacks.

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