foreword For many years we have worked closely with all industries to assist them in proper selection, use and maintenance of chain slings. Thousands of companies have accepted our recommendations, and as a result have enjoyed excellent safety records in materials lifting operations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) makes it the legal responsibility of chain sling users to comply with the requirements of 1910.184. Disregard of OSHA regulations by chain sling users can result in the levying of heavy fines, amounting to thousands of dollars. *Download this standard fro mwww.OSHA.gov or you can view this standard on our website at www.peerlesschain.com. As a chain manufacturer, Peerless Industrial Group produces and delivers the finest products available for lifting and hoisting. But, quality products, good design and careful inspection procedures do not eliminate the user’s responsibility and the hazards of lifting and improper rigging. With OSHA serving as a guide, we believe the reduction of lifting hazards can be achieved by combining the use of quality products with knowledge, intelligence, proven practices, care and common sense. Our warnings are intended to identify those risks which are the most common. We are not responsible for the end user’s assembly in which our chain may be used. Failure of the product can occur due to misapplication, abuse, intentional alteration or improper maintenance. Product failure can result in property damage, personal injury or death. WARNING Failure to read, understand and follow the instructions in this booklet could result in serious physical injury and property damage. 2 !