EXCERPT FROM FEDERAL REGISTER DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration SECTION NO. 1910.184 (as of 5/2013)

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ยง 1910.184 Slings

(a) Scope. This section applies to slings used in conjunction with other material handling equipment for the movement of material by hoisting, in employments covered by this Part. The types of slings covered are those made from allow steel chain, wire rope, metal mesh, natural or synthetic fiber rope (conventional three strand construction), and synthetic web (nylon, polyester, and polypropylene).

(b) Definitions.

“Angle of loading” is the inclination of a leg or branch of a sling measured from the horizontal or vertical plane as shown in Fig. N-184-5; provided