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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 13. Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment
Article 101. Slings

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§5040. Scope.

This Article applies to slings used in conjunction with material handling equipment for the movement of material by hoisting. The types of slings covered are those made from alloy steel chain, wire rope, metal mesh, natural or synthetic fiber rope (conventional three strand construction), and synthetic web (nylon, polyester, and polypropylene).

EXCEPTION: Slings made from materials other than those detailed in this section shall be used only in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

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


1. New Article 101 (Sections 5040-5049) filed 2-6-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 6).

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

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