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WAC 296-874-30016

Make sure wire rope is in good condition.

(1) You must make sure a competent person inspects each rope for defects:
(a) Before each work shift; and
(b) After anything happens that could affect the rope's integrity.
(2) You must replace a rope if it has any of the following:
(a) Physical damage which impairs the function and strength of the rope;
(b) Kinks that could impair the tracking or wrapping of the rope around a drum or sheave;
(c) Six randomly distributed broken wires in one rope lay;
(d) Three broken wires in one strand of one rope lay;
(e) Loss of more than one-third of the original diameter of the outside wires caused by abrasion, corrosion, scrubbing, flattening or peening;
(f) Heat damage caused by a torch;
(g) Any damage caused by contact with electrical wires;
(h) Evidence that the secondary brake has been activated during an overspeed condition and has engaged the suspension rope.
(3) You must prohibit the use of repaired wire rope as suspension rope.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-30016, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-30016, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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