30 CFR 57.19000 - Application.
(a) The hoisting standards in this subpart apply to those hoists and appurtenances used for hoisting persons. However, where persons may be endangered by hoists and appurtenances used solely for handling ore, rock, and materials, the appropriate standards should be applied.
(b) Standards 57.19021 through 57.19028 shall apply to wire ropes in service used to hoist -
(1) Persons in shafts and slopes underground;
(2) Persons with an incline hoist on the surface; or
(4) These standards do not apply to wire ropes used for elevators.