Contributed by Bob Kozickie, Technical Sales Support Manager

A ‘Competent Person’ and ‘Qualified Person’ are two references contained in various standards that have clearly defined responsibilities associated with their positions. The ability to perform a particular task is often based on the amount of education and training an individual has received. This is especially true when it concerns alloy chain slings and Below the Hook lifting devices. Industry Standards such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the