Safety First

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At Liftex® safety is our top priority and the paramount consideration involved in manufacturing Liftex® slings. It is the responsibility of the user of our slings to establish appropriate safety practices prior to using our slings. Users of slings shall have knowledge on proper methods of rigging and lifting and how they will react under abnormal situations.

All slings manufactured of provided by Liftex® meet or exceed OSHA, WSTDA standards and regulations. With a very few limited exceptions (primarily due to hardware/fitting marking requirements) Liftex® products are also compliant ASME B30.9 standards and regulations.

Never use a sling without training:
OSHA regulations require responsible work practice. Employee training should include information given in OSHA training literature, ASME B30.9 “Slings” and ASME B30.10 “Hooks” safety standard stating that sling users shall be trained in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of the environment, and rigging practices.

Always comply with applicable federal and local regulations:
Understand all governing laws and safety standards before use of Liftex Slings. OSHA 1910.184; OSHA 1910.5 (c) (1); ASME B 30.9 “Sling” Safety Standards provide important information.

Always know the load weight:
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Avoid sling failure. Utilize this table to determine proper sling configuration and work load limits.

Always inform yourself:
Ask your employer for all sling safe use instruction.

Never use ANY SLING in extreme temperatures:
All sling materials have different tolerance. Be sure to find the correct temperatures for your particular sling.

Always be aware of chemically active environments:
Chemically active environments can affect the strength of webbing and chain in varying degrees, ranging from little to total degradation. Before ordering and/or using slings that will be used in a chemically active environment, contact a Liftex® representative. We will be pleased to recommend the right sling for the application.

Never overload a sling:
Understand work load limits and rated capacities. Rated capacities are based on a 5:1 design factor for synthetics and 4:1 for chain slings. Lift dynamics, duty cycle and hitch type may require an increased design factor, hence a reduced WLL. Sling WLL depends on sling leg angle. The WLL for a sling is reduced as the sling leg angle with the horizontal gets smaller. This fact applies to all multi-leg and basket slings and must not be ignored. The WLL of a sling with a 30 degree leg angle is 50% of the WLL for the same sling with a 90 degree leg angle. Inattention to the effect of the sling leg angle can result in sling overload. When using chain sling as opposed to synthetics the WLL must be reduced when chain is rigged over an edge radius ( R ) less than 2x the chain rod diameter (d).

Never ride a sling or load:
Additionally synthetic slings should never be used to rig personnel platforms.

Never rig a sling to load improperly:
Avoid dropped loads or sling damage:

Sling leg angle shall not be less than 30 degrees from the horizontal
Chain Slings shall be shortened with a shortening hook only- NO KNOTS, BOLTS, ETC.
Synthetic Slings are not to be shortened at all- if a shorter sling is needed for a job use a different sling that is properly suited for the application
Sling legs shall not be kinked, twisted or tied
Sling hooks shall not be point loaded
Slings used in a basket hitch shall have loads properly balanced
Slings shall be securely attached to lifting point
Slings shall be padded or protected from load edges
Sling shall be rigged to prevent chain from sliding over load edge radius

Never use a worn out or damaged sling:
Remove slings from service if any of the following are present:

Missing or illegible identification
Wear, nicks, bends, cracks, gouges, or stretching in any hardware or chain
Weld splatter on any part of the sling or hardware attachments
Excessive wear at bearing points
Discoloration from excessive temperatures
Chain links should hinge freely with adjacent links
End attachments, including hooks, that are cracked, deformed, elongated, or obviously worn
Other conditions, including visible damage, that cause doubt as to the continued use of the sling

Never use a sling without a legible identification tag:
Sling identification is required to insure proper sling selection. Rated capacity is the maximum working load for a specified working range. Slings with missing or illegible tags should be removed from service. Sling working range includes sling leg angles from 90 degrees to specified maximum.

Cautions to personnel:
All portions of the human body shall be kept from between the sling and the load, and from between the sling and the crane hook or hoist hook. Personnel should never stand in line with or next to the leg(s) of a sling that is under tension. Personnel shall not stand or pass under a suspended load. Personnel shall not ride the sling. Synthetic slings shall not be used as bridles on a suspended personnel platform.

Lifting & Safety Information Resources

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All slings manufactured or provided by Liftex® meet or exceed OSHA, WSTDA standards and regulations. With a very few limited exceptions (primarily due to hardware/fitting marking requirements) Liftex® products are also compliant with ASME B30.9 standards and regulations.

Resources for Sling Safety/Use Information:

U.S. Department of Labor O.S.H.A.: (800)-321-OSHA (6742)
National Safety Council: (800) 621-7615
Commercial Vehicle Safety Association: (301)-830-6143
American Society of Mechanical Engineers: (800) 843-2763 (U.S./Canada)
Associated Wire Rope Fabricators: (800) 444-2973
Web Sling & Tie Down Association: (443) 640-1070 ext. 110


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WSTDA – Web Sling & Tie Down Association:

The Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, technical association dedicated to the development and promotion of voluntary recommended standards and associated reference materials.
www.wstda.com

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ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers:

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.
www.asme.org

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OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

Ensures the safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
www.osha.gov

Liftex® Warranty Information

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All slings manufactured or provided by Liftex® meet or exceed OSHA, WSTDA standards and regulations. With a very few limited exceptions (primarily due to hardware/fitting marking requirements) Liftex® products are also compliant with ASME B30.9 standards and regulations.

Liftex® warrants its products are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal consumer usage for the first twelve (12) months of said product’s purchase. Liftex’s sole obligation under this warranty, chosen at its sole discretion, shall be limited to the repair, replacement, or refund of the purchase price of any product that does not conform with this warranty. This limited warranty is a buyer’s exclusive remedy; applies only to new products; and does not apply to any defect caused by normal wear and tear, accident, and/or products that have been modified, repaired or misused. The amount of Liftex’s liability arising out of the sale or use of its products solely shall be limited to the purchase price of said product. Repairs or modifications authorized by Liftex® neither extend nor void this limited warranty.

ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY LIFTEX® AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES. PURCHASER HEREBY WAIVES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, RIGHTS AND REMEDIES ARISING BY LAW OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EXPRESS WARRANTIES, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ADDITIONALLY, LIFTEX® CORPORATION HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY OF ITS OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ARISING FROM STATUTE, WARRANTY CONTRACT, TORT OR NEGLIGENCE.

Complete Agreement: This Warranty between purchaser and Liftex® Corporation is complete. All prior or contemporaneous discussions, representations and/or understandings are merged into this warranty. All prior or contemporaneous agreements between parties are superseded by this warranty.


Limitations of Liability

Liftex Corporation shall not be liable for any direct, special, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages of any kind, irrespective of the form of action, irrespective of how it arises, and even if Liftex Corporation knew or had reason to know of the possibility of such damages, irrespective of whether arising from activities performed with its product, or the negligence or other tort of Liftex Corporation. In addition, Liftex Corporation shall not be liable for any non-party claim related to the use of is product.

Liftex Corporation hereby expressly disclaims all such damages. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of any claim for breach of any of Liftex Corporation’s obligations, whether express or implied, and particularly of any other claim or breach of warranty contained in the above warranties and disclaimers, or of any other warranties, express or implied, or claim of liability that might, despite the above-mentioned warranties and disclaimers, be decided against Liftex Corporation by lawful authority, Liftex Corporation shall under no circumstances be liable for any consequential damages, losses, or expenses arising in connection with the use of, or inability to use, Liftex Corporation product for any purpose whatsoever.

If for any reason any of the foregoing provisions shall be ineffective, any claim against Liftex Corporation for damages arising out of its manufacture or sale of equipment, or use thereof, whether such liability is based on warranty, contract, negligence, strict liability in tort, or otherwise, shall not in any event exceed the full purchase price of the product.

The Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall govern all disputes arising out of or based upon the use of Liftex Corporation products. Any action against Liftex Corporation based upon any liability or obligation arising here under or under any law applicable to the sale of equipment or use thereof, must be commenced within one year after the cause of action arises or is waived. Synthetic products should never be used by children under the age of eighteen and only qualified rigging professionals trained in the use of synthetic slings.