OSHA Letter Addresses Gate Strength Requirements

An OSHA Letter of Interpretation, published in October 2009, addresses whether OSHA will enforce the new gate strength requirements for carabiners and snaphooks published in the ANSI Z359.1-2007 standards. Although there is an OSHA standard (29 CFR 1926 Subpart M, section 1926.502(d))  that addresses the hazard of a snaphook or dee-ring failing due to tensile […]