29 CFR Part 1918, Appendix IV to Part 1918 - Special Cargo Gear and Container Spreader Test Requirements (Mandatory) [see

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Appendix IV to Part 1918—Special Cargo Gear and Container Spreader Test Requirements (Mandatory) [see § 1918.61 (f), (g), (h)]
Type gear Test requirement Tested by Proof test
A. All Special Cargo Handling Gear Purchased or Manufactured on or After January 21, 1998
1. Safe Working Load—greater than 5 short tons (10,000 lbs./4.5 metric tons) Prior to initial use OSHA accredited agency only Up to 20 short tons 125% SWL.
Prior to reuse after structural damage repair From 20 to 50 short tons 5 short tons in excess of SWL.
Every four years after initial proof load test OSHA accredited agency or designated person Over 50 short tons 110% SWL.
2. Safe Working Load—5 short tons or less Prior to initial use OSHA accredited agency or designated person 125% SWL.
Prior to reuse after structural damage repair
3. Intermodal container spreaders not part of vessel's cargo handling gear Prior to initial use OSHA accredited agency only 125% SWL.
Prior to reuse after structural damage repair
Every four years after initial proof load test OSHA accredited agency or designated person
B. All Special Cargo Handling Gear in Use Prior to January 21, 1998 and Proof Load Tested Prior to Initial Use (See Note Below)
1. Safe Working Load—greater than 5 short tons (10,000 lbs./4540 kg.) Every four years starting on January 21, 1998 OSHA accredited agency or designated person Up to 20 short tons 125% SWL.
Prior to reuse after structural damage repair OSHA accredited agency From 20 to 50 short tons 5 short tons in excess of SWL.
Over 50 short tons 110% SWL.
2. Safe Working Load—5 short tons or less Prior to reuse after structural damage repair OSHA accredited agency or designated person 125% SWL.
3. Intermodal container spreaders not part of vessel's cargo handling gear Every four years starting on January 21, 1998 OSHA accredited agency or designated person 125% SWL.
Prior to reuse after structural damage repair OSHA accredited agency.
Note to Appendix IV:
Special stevedoring gear in use prior to January 21, 1998 was covered by § 1918.61(b), in effect prior to January 21, 1998. (See 29 CFR Parts 1911 to 1925 revised as of July 1, 1997). The assumption is made that gear in use prior to January 21, 1998, has already been proof load tested, although not necessarily by an accredited agency. However, if the employer cannot certify that such gear was proof load tested under § 1918.61(b), in effect prior to January 21, 1998, (See 29 CFR Parts 1911 to 1925 revised as of July 1, 1997), than it must be proof load tested in accordance with § 1918.61 in effect on January 21, 1998, (See 29 CFR Parts 1911 to 1925 revised as of July 1, 1998.)
[65 FR 40950, June 30, 2000]

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