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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 13. Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment
Article 97. Hoists, Auxiliary Hoisting Equipment and Hoisting Operations

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§4981. End Attachments.

(a) Socketing shall be done in a manner specified by the manufacturer of the rope.

(b) Eye splices shall develop maximum splice efficiencies as set forth in manufacturer's tables.

(c) Rope clip attachments shall be made with U-bolts on the dead or short end of the rope and the saddle on the live end. The number of clips for end attachments shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's tables. Clips shall be drop forged steel and spaced at a distance equal to at least six times the diameter of the rope. All clip or clamp bolts shall be kept tight while rope is under tension.

(d) No "contractor's standby" (knot and clip) attachment shall be used as an end connection on any permanent hoisting sling or rope.

(e) Swaged, compressed, or wedge socket fittings shall be applied in a manner specified by the manufacturer.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 2-13-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 7).

2. Amendment of subsections (a)-(c)filed 5-1-87; operative 5-31-87 (Register 87, No. 19).

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