Posted by Walker May in #YHSafetyTips, Feb 07, 2018
Lifting Device Compliance
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has developed standards that apply specifically to below-the-hook lifting devices. ASME B30.20 and ASME BTH-1 are the most important standards for the design and marking of below-the-hook lifting devices.
Provides detailed standards on the classification, marking, construction, installation, inspection testing, maintenance, and operation of below-the-hook lifting devices.
Provides detailed information on the design criteria of below-the-hook lifting devices.
How do I know if my lifting devices are OSHA compliant?
Educating yourself about these ASME requirements is a great start to ensuring below-the-hook lifting device compliance at your facility. It is also important to select a qualified inspector and supplier such as YorkHoist for your below-the-hook lifting device needs. The following items are required on an OSHA Compliant lifting device.
Identification, Tags, & Rated Load Marking
Everything listed below should be clearly marked on your BTH devices
All below-the-hook lifting devices manufactured by YorkHoist are load tested to 125% of their rated capacity prior to leaving our facility. Load Test reports are available on our online customer portal MyHCR. Learn more about MyHCR here.
Operational Practices for Lifting Devices
Below-the-hook lifting devices shall only be operated by the following qualified personnel:
Below-the-hook lifting devices shall not:
A visual inspection is performed by a qualified inspector who records the current condition of the below-the-hook lifter in order to provide the basis for a continuing program of recorded evaluation. Dated reports for periodic inspections shall be maintained.
All YorkHoist inspectors meet and exceed OSHA, ANSI, CMMA, and CCAA requirements. Bundle your below-the-hook lifting device inspection with our Guardian Assurance Packages to save thousands annually.
For more information or to purchase a copy of the standard, visit ASME website, www.ASME.org.
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