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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 13. Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment
Article 99. Testing
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§5026. Determination of Crane or Derrick Safe Working Loads and Limitations in Absence of Manufacturer's Data.

(a) In the event neither manufacturer's data nor design data on safe working loads (including any applicable limitations) are obtainable, the safe working load ratings assigned shall be based on the certified agent's analysis. Test certificates shall state the basis for any such safe working load assignment. For mobile cranes, stability shall also be determined by the certified agent in accordance with SAE J 765, October 1980.

(b) Analysis test reports shall be readily available.

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


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

2. Amendment filed 8-29-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 39).

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