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THE ALBERTA OH&S ACT, REGULATION AND CODE 2018, THE ASME B30.26-2015 STANDARD AND MANUFACTURERS OF EYEBOLTS ALL STATE THAT USERS OF EYEBOLTS MUST BE TRAINED IN THE SELECTION, INSPECTION, CAUTIONS TO PERSONNEL, EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTS AND RIGGING PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EYEBOLT. FAILURES DUE TO MISSUSE HAVE RESULTED IN SERIOUS INJURIES AND DEATH. THIS SECTION WILL PROVIDE YOU INFORMATION ON THE SAFE USE OF EYEBOLTS.

Employer, Worker, User, Supervisor and Supplier Responsibilities

Users must be trained in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Eyebolts. Read Details
Can you prove users are competent in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Eyebolts. Read Details

If a user is not competent in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Eyebolts they must have direct supervision from a competent worker

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If not competent in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Eyebolts do users have direct supervision

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Do you have documented policies and procedures in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Eyebolts.

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An employer must identify responsibilities for the user of an Eyebolt

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Have Supervisors taken all precautions to protect the health and safety of every worker under the Supervisors supervision.

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Have Suppliers ensured the equipment supplied is in a safe operating condition, and that it complies with this Act, regulation and the OHS Code  

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Legislation, Standards and Specifications

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety. Act, Regulation and Code 2018

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers B30.26-2015, Chapter 26-2 Adjustable Hardware

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Manufacturer's specifications for the type and style of Eyebolt.

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Manufacturer's referenced standards

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Design Factors

What are the manufacturer's design factors for the Eyebolt you are using

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Markings

An Eyebolt must be marked with the manufacturer's name or trade mark

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An Eyebolt must be marked with its size or rated load

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An Eyebolt must be marked with its grade if alloy

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Training

It is important that all Eyebolt users be knowledgeable about the safe and proper use, application of Eyebolts, be thoroughly familiar with the manufacturer's recommendations, and safety material provided with each product. In addition all Eyebolt users need to be aware of their responsibilities outlined in all applicable standards, regulations and policies

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Manufacturer's specifications for the Eyebolts must be available to users

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Where are your manufacturer's specifications for the Eyebolts kept ?

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How do you ensure users are familiar with the manufacturer's specifications ?

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Have employers identified hazards associated with the use of Eyebolts ? Read Details
Have users identified the hazards associated with the use of Eyebolts ? Read Details

Inspection Requirements

There are 3 types of inspection that are required to be carried out on Eyebolts, these are Initial, Frequent and Periodic

All new Eyebolts shall have an initial inspection completed by a designated person

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Prior to and during use all Eyebolts shall have a frequent inspection completed by a designated person

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All Eyebolts must have a periodic inspection completed by a designated person

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Removal Criteria

An Eyebolt must be removed from service if any of the following criteria deems that the Eyebolt is not fit for use.

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Eyebolt identification illegible Read Details
Evidence of heat damage Read Details
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Weld spatter or arc strikes

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Pitting or corrosion Read Details
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Bent, twisted, distorted, stretched, elongated, cracked, or broken load-bearing components. Read Details
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Reduction of the original dimension at any point Read Details
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Other conditions, including visible damage

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Selection, Limitations and Use

All Eyebolt users must be aware that their Eyebolt capacity may change depending on the sling angle, angle of loading, and environment it is used in.

Damaged eyebolts shall not be used Read Details
Rated loads cannot be exceeded Read Details
Do not stand or pass under a suspended load Read Details
Do not ride on a eyebolt Read Details
Will the Eyebolt rotate during lifting or load-handling activities ? Read Details
Will the Eyebolt be used in a tapped blind hole ? Read Details
Will the Eyebolt be used in a tapped through hole ? Read Details
Will the Eyebolt be used in an untapped through hole ? Read Details
Is the Eyebolt shouldered ? Read Details
Will the Eyebolt be side loaded ? Read Details
Can the Eyebolt be side loaded ? Read Details
What are the rated load limitation when used at angles ? Read Details
Will multiple slings be used on the Eyebolt ? Read Details
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What style of Eyebolt is being used ? Read Details
Is the Eyebolt style correct for the application ? Read Details
Will the Eyebolt be subjected to mechanical damage ? Read Details
Shock loading must be avoided Read Details
What is the minimum and maximum temperatures the Eyebolt can be exposed to ? Read Details
Will the Eyebolt be effected by exposure to chemicals ? Read Details

Maintenance

Are Eyebolts subjected to corrosive action ? Read Details
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Misconceptions

Misconception 1. If you have attended a training course you are a competent rigger.

Training is only one part of being competent to carry out your job, you must also be adequately qualified and have sufficient experience.

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Misconception 2. Eyebolt capacities remain constant at all angles.

Only shouldered eyebolts shall be used for angular loading. When used for angular loading, the shoulder shall be flush and securely tightened against the load. The working load limit (WLL) must be reduced

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Misconception 3. Eyebolts must be marked with a rated load.

Each eyebolt shall be durably marked by the manufacturer to show, name or trademark of manufacturer, size or rated load, and grade for alloy eyebolts.

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Misconception 4. Eyebolts can be stacked on multiple shims or washers.

When using eyebolts for angular load handling, the plane of the eyebolts shall be aligned with the direction of pull. Steel flat washers may be used under the shoulder to position the plane of the eye.

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Misconception 5. All eyebolts have the same temperature ratings.

The temperature rating of eyebolts varies depending on the material the eyebolt is made from and the manufacturer. Refer to manufacturers specifications for temperature restrictions  

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Misconception 6. If a piece of equipment is received/purchased with eyebolts attached, they can be used for lifting the equipment because the manufacturer of the product has installed them.

This is not always the case, sometimes eyebolts are installed just for maintaining or stripping the piece of equipment and are not designed to lift the whole object. In many cases the eyebolts attached do not meet the requirements of the ASME standard and do not have the required design factors. 

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