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WAC 296-155-56120

Links, rings, and swivels.

(1) Follow these rigging practices for links and rings:
(a) The link or ring must be of the proper shape and size to make sure it seats properly in the hook or lifting device.
(b) Multiple slings or rigging hardware gathered in a link or ring must not exceed a 120 degree included angle. (See Figure 33, Angle of Loading.)
Note:
See Figure 37, Links and Rings, for examples of links and rings covered by this rule.
Figure 37
Links and Rings
(2) Follow these rigging practices for swivels:
(a) You must only use swivels on in-line loads. (See Figure 38, Swivels.)
Note:
Swivels are positioning hardware, and are not intended to be rotated under load.
(b) Swivels must be of the proper shape and size to make sure it seats correctly in the hook or lifting device.
(c) You must keep all swivel components in good working condition.
Figure 38
Swivels
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 16-09-085, § 296-155-56120, filed 4/19/16, effective 5/20/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.440, 49.17.060, and 29 C.F.R. 1926, Subpart CC. WSR 12-01-086, § 296-155-56120, filed 12/20/11, effective 2/1/12.]
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