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Chapter 41: Hoisting and Rigging
Hoisting and rigging (H&R) refers to the lifting and moving of loads using
mechanical devices. The objectives of the hoisting and rigging program are
to protect personnel from injury, the environment from harm, and equipment
and property from damage; specifically, to protect load operators and others
in the work area, scientific equipment, other government property, and the
hoisting and rigging equipment itself.
Hoisting and rigging is a complicated topic and can have significant safety
consequences if not performed correctly. Fundamental to the H&R program, and
consistent with SLAC’s integrated safety and environment management system
(ISEMS), is the expectation that organizations involved in hoisting and
rigging activities take responsibility to understand the hoisting and
rigging requirements and apply them to their operations.
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