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When you need to lift a heavy load, you need a hoist. The most basic hoist uses wire rope or chain coiled around a winding drum. The principle of the hoist goes back to ancient times – even Roman gladiators and wild animals benefited from hoists to ride up to the arena level of the Roman Coliseum.

Two key causes of accidents with today’s hoists are overloading and loads not safely rigged before being hoisted. Pay attention to the hoist’s lifting capacity and never let the total weight of the load exceed it. 

  • Brochures/Guides
    • Lockout/Tagout
      Gives instruction on how to protect employees who could be injured as a result of the unexpected release of hazardous energy. Lockout and tagout are the primary methods of controlling hazardous energy.
      English  Order printed copy  05/04/2015
  • Fact sheets
    • Lockout/tagout for the automotive repair industry
      An overview of how the Control of Hazardous Engery standard applies to the automotive industry, including information about hazardous energy exposures and energy control programs and procedures.
      English  06/10/2009
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    • Rules with requirements
      We get many calls and emails from employers asking the same question. It begins: “Which of your rules have requirements for…” You can finish the sentence with words like “recordkeeping,” “employee training,” and “written documents.” To answer those questions, we’ve organized these rules requirements into a filterable, sortable, searchable table.
      English  05/10/2019

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