TITLE 8
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 7, ARTICLE 14,
SECTION 3474(m) and Article 90, Section 4884(c)
UPDATE OF ANSI/ASME REFERENCES FOR SLINGS AND CRANES


Amend Section 3474(m) to read as follows:

Section 3474. Hooks, Slings, and Bridles and Fittings.

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(m) Wire Rope and Wire Rope Slings.

(1) The employer shall ascertain and adhere to the manufacturer’s recommended ratings for wire rope and wire rope slings and shall have such ratings available for inspection. When the manufacturer is unable to supply such ratings, the employer shall use the tables for wire rope and wire rope slings found in American National Safety Standard for Slings, ANSI/ASME B30.9-1971 1996. A design safety factor of at least five shall be maintained for the common sizes of running wire in light load use. Wire rope with a safety factor of less than five may be used only:

(A) In specialized equipment, such as but not limited to cranes, designed to be used with lesser wire rope safety factors;

(B) In accordance with design factors in standing rigging applications; or

(C) For heavy lifts or other purposes for which a safety factor of five is impracticable and for which the employer can demonstrate that equivalent safety is ensured.

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Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3 Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3 Code.


Amend Section 4884(c) to read:

Section 4884. Scope.

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(c)(1)(A) Cranes and derricks placed in service after September 28, 1986 through October 1, 1998, shall conform to this subsection and be designed, constructed and installed in accordance with the following applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and/or American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards or those listed in subsection (c)(1)(B):

B30.2-1983, Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge Multiple Girder)

B30.3-1975, Hammerhead Tower Cranes

B30.4-1981, Portal, Tower and Pillar Cranes

B30.5-1982, Crawler, Locomotive and Truck Cranes

B30.6-1977, Derricks, placed in service before January 1, 1995

B30.7-1977, Base Mounted Drum Hoists

B30.8-1982, Floating Cranes and Floating Derricks

B30.11-1980, Monorails and Underhung Cranes

B30.13-1977, Controlled Mechanical Storage Cranes

B30.17-1980, Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge, Single Girder, Underhung Hoist)

(B) Cranes and derricks placed in service after October 1, 1998 shall also conform to this subsection and be provided with a permanent legible plate, label or marking indicating the crane or derrick conforms to the following applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards:

B30.2-1996, Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge, Single or Multiple Girder, Top Running Trolley Hoist)

B30.3-1996, Construction Tower Cranes

B30.4-1996, Portal, Tower and Pedestal Cranes

B30.5-1994, Mobile and Locomotive Cranes

B30.6-1995, Derricks

B30.7-1994, Base Mounted Drum Hoists

B30.8-1993, Floating Cranes and Floating Derricks

B30.11-1993, Monorails and Underhung Cranes

B30.13-1996, Storage/Retrieval (S/R) Machines and Associated Equipment

B30.17-1992, Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge, Single Girder, Underhung Hoist)

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(3) Derricks placed in service after January 1, 1995 shall comply with ASME B30.6-1990 and shall be provided with a permanently attached metal label stating that the equipment complies with those requirements.

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Note: Authority Cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.