Are your slings manufactured in the USA?
Yes, our slings are proudly made in Waco, Texas at our Store and Manufacturing Facility and in Flat Rock, Michigan at our Corporate Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility. All of our distributors and users of our product are welcome to visit.
Do your slings comply with OSHA standards?
Yes, our slings and straps comply with all applicable OSHA, ASME, WSTDA, DOT and FMCSA standards.
What are the tagging requirements for slings?
ASME B30.9 Tag Requirements:
WIRE ROPE SLINGS:
METAL MESH SLINGS:
Do my slings have to be inspected?
It is very important to inspect slings before each use. Serious injury or death could occur when using damaged slings.
ASME B30.9 requires a periodic inspection be performed every 12 months on all slings; a periodic inspection is completed by a designated person with documentation maintained from the most recent.
OSHA 1910.184 requires that chain slings be inspected every 12 months and a written record be kept on file for examination. There is no mention of a periodic inspection for synthetic, wire rope and metal mesh slings but we highly suggest following ASME recommendation to do so.
Do my sling hooks need to have safety latches?
No, safety latches are not required on sling hooks even if there is a hole for a latch on the hook. But please remember if you do use a latch, it is required the latch be in operating condition.
I have a sling that is damaged, can it be repaired?
It depends on which type of sling it is. Chain and metal mesh slings can be repaired. The outer cover on polyester round slings can sometimes be repaired. Web slings and wire rope slings cannot be repaired. In cases that the sling hardware is not damaged it can be reused to save money.
What grade of chain is acceptable for overhead lifting?
Grade 80 and grade 100 alloy chain is acceptable for overhead lifting.
For more information on the different grades of chain, you can view the National Association of Chain Manufacturers (NACM) welded steel chain specifications.