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1926 1441 Equipment Rated Hoistinglifting Capacity 2000 Pounds Less

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rated capacity

The following paragraphs of this section specify requirements for employers using equipment with a maximum rated hoisting/lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less.

  • (a) The employer using this equipment Must comply with the following provisions of this subpart: 1926.1400 (scope) 1926.1401 (definitions) 1926.1402 (ground conditions); 1926.1403 (assembly/disassembly-selection of manufacturer or employer procedures); 1926.1406 (assembly/disassembly-employer procedures) 1926.1407 through 1926.1411(power line safety); 1926.1412(c) post-assembly); 1926.1413 through 1926.1414 (wire rope) 1926.1418 (authority to stop operation); 1926.1419 through 1926.1422 (signals); 1926.1423 (fall protection); 1926.1425 (keeping clear of the load) (except for 1926.1425(c)(3) (qualified rigger) 1926.1426 (free fall and controlled load lowering); 1926.1432 (multiple crane/derrick lifts supplemental requirements); 1926.1434 (equipment modifications); 1926.1435 (tower cranes); 1926.1436 (derricks); 1926.1437 (floating cranes/derricks and land cranes/derricks on barges); 1926.1438 (overhead & gantry cranes).
  • (b) Assembly/disassembly.
    • (1) In addition to compliance with 1926.1403 (assembly/disassembly- selection of manufacturer or employer procedures) and1926.4006 (assembly/disassembly-employer procedures), the employer must also comply with 1926.1441(b)(2)-(3)
    • (2) Components and configuration. The employer must ensure that:
      • (i) The selection of components, and the configuration of the equipment, that affect the capacity or safe operation of the equipment complies with either the:
        • (A) Manufacturer instructions, recommendations, limitations, and specifications. When these documents and information are unavailable, a registered professional engineer familiar with the type of equipment involved must approve, in writing, the selection and configuration of components; or
        • (B) Approved modifications that meet the requirements of 1926.1434 (equipment modifications).
      • (ii) Post-assembly inspection. Upon completion of assembly, the equipment is inspected to ensure that it is in compliance with paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section (see 1926.1412(c) for post-assembly inspection requirements).
    • (3) Manufacturer prohibitions. The employer must comply with applicable manufacturer prohibitions.
  • (c) Operation procedure
    • (1) The employer must comply with all manufacturer procedures applicable to the operational functions of the equipment, including its use with attachments.
    • (2) Unavailable operation procedures. The employer must:
      • (i) When the manufacturer's procedures are unavailable, develop, and ensure compliance with, all procedures necessary for the safe operation of the equipment and attachments.
      • (ii) Ensure that procedures for the operational controls are developed by a qualified person.
      • (iii) Ensure that procedures related to the capacity of the equipment are developed and signed by a registered professional engineer familiar with the equipment.
    • (3) Accessibility The employer must ensure that:
      • (i) The load chart is available to the operator at the control station:
      • (ii) Procedures applicable to the operation of the equipment, recommended operating speeds, special hazard warnings, instructions, and operators manual are readily available for use by the operator,
      • (iii) When rated capacities are available at the control station only in electronic form and a failure occurs that makes the rated capacities inaccessible, the operator immediately ceases operations or follows sate shut-down procedures until the rated capacities (in electronic or other form) are available.
  • (d) Safety devices and operational aids.
    • (1) The employer must ensure that safety devices and operational aids that are part of the original equipment are maintained in accordance with manufacturer procedures.
    • (2) Anti two-blocking. The employer must ensure that equipment covered. By this section manufactured more than one year after [insert date 90 days after date of publication in the federal register] have either an anti two block device that meets the requirements of 1926.1416(d)(3), or is designed so that, in the event of a two block situation, no damage or load failure will occur (for example, by using at power unit that stalls in response to a twoblock situation).
  • (e) Operator qualifications. The employer must train each operator, prior to operating the equipment, on the safe operation of the type of equipment the operator will be using.
  • (f) Signal person qualifications. The employer must train each signalperson in the proper use of signals applicable to the use of the equipment.
  • (g) [Reserved]
  • (h) Inspections. The employer must ensure that equipment is inspected in accordance with manufacturer procedures.
  • (i) [Reserved]
  • (j) Hoisting personnel. The employer must ensure that equipment covered by this section is not used to hoist personnel.
  • (k) Design. The employer must ensure that the equipment is designed by a qualified engineer.

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