Chapter 146 Section 54A: Penalties
Whoever violates any provision of section 53, 53A or 54, or any rule or regulation made thereunder, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $3,000, or by imprisonment for not more than 3 months or both such fine and imprisonment.
Whoever prevents or attempts to prevent any inspector from entering on any premises in the discharge of his duty shall be punished by a fine of not less than $250 and not more than $3,000, or by imprisonment for not more than 3 months or both such fine and imprisonment.
Any person who permits an unlicensed person to operate hoisting machinery shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000, and not more than $3,000, or by imprisonment for not more than 3 months, or both such fine and imprisonment.
All rigging must meet 1926.25.
All rigging must be rated and engineered for lifting.
All rigging must have a Working Load Limit(WLL).
Rigging “slings” are rated and engineered.
All rigging must be tagged or marked with a capacity.
Most rigging has a 5:1 Safety Factor.
Chain Slings have a 4:1 Safety Factor.
Chain slings can be used for rigging.
Non-rated chains cannot be used for rigging.
30* Angle = Dead Man’s Angle.
60* Angle = Rigger’s Angle.
Acceptable steel grades are 8,10, 80 and 100.
Only forged steel can be used for rigging.
Malleable steel cannot be used for rigging.
As sling angle drops, stress increases and capacity decreases.
Shackle up one diameter size for wire rope slings.
Do not rig over sharp edges.
90-degree basket capacity is twice vertical capacity.
Choker capacity is 75% of vertical.
WLL for 2 legs at a 30-degree sling angle equals single leg vertical WLL.
Only trained competent riggers are allowed to rig loads.
Rig over the Center of Gravity (COG).
4 Rigging Rules: