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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 13. Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment
Article 99. Testing
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§5022.1. Test Weights.

Scope. This Section applies to test weights manufactured for the purpose of proof load testing of cranes and derricks.

(a) Test weights shall be legibly marked to indicate the documented weight.

(b) Lifting attachments on test weights shall be visually inspected prior to each use. Damaged or defective lifting attachments that are not suitable for safe use shall not be used.

(c) Embedded wire rope and reinforcing steel (rebar) shall not be used as lifting attachments.

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


1. New section filed 8-2-2005; operative 9-1-2005 (Register 2005, No. 31).

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