Minn. R. 5205.0770 - GREASE RACKS, HOISTS, AND PITS
Vehicles shall not be supported on jacks or held suspended by ropes, chains, or cables but shall be supported by adequate blocking or cribbing or set on supports designed for that purpose.
Employees shall not be allowed to stand directly in front of self-propelled vehicles while directing the vehicle onto the hoist or pit, or to work in front of a moving vehicle unless a crib or barricade, adequate to stop the vehicle, is between the employee and the moving vehicle. The crib or barricade shall not in itself create any additional hazards to the employees.
A space of two feet or more shall be provided as working clearance between the sides of a vehicle on a floor hoist and any wall surface.
On automotive hoists, an automatic mechanical device having a safety factor of three based on the manufacturer's rated load capacity shall be provided to hold the lift in the fully extended position at the manufacturer's rated load capacity.
Statutory Authority: MS s 182.655
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