Does "Subpart H - Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal" Apply to You?

Subpart H provides the requirements for storage, rigging equipment for material handling and disposal of waste materials. Do you store materials? If yes, then you need to comply with the general requirements standard which includes general requirements (i.e., storage of materials in tiers, posting safe load limits on floors, keeping aisles and passageways clear), material storage, housekeeping and use of dockboards.

Do your employees use rigging equipment? Do you dispose of waste materials? If you said yes to either question, click on the tabs below to see if they also apply to you.

Subpart H - Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal

Do your employees use rigging equipment?

Do your employees use rigging equipment?

Do your employees use rigging equipment including slings made from alloy steel chain, wire rope, metal mesh, natural or synthetic fiber rope or synthetic web? If yes, then you need to comply with the standard on rigging equipment for material handling. This standard applies to slings used in conjunction with other material handling equipment for the movement of material by hoisting. The types of slings covered by the standard include those made from alloy steel chain, wire rope, metal mesh, natural or synthetic fiber rope (conventional three strand construction), and synthetic web (nylon, polyester, and polypropylene).

This standard includes general requirements for using rigging equipment (i.e., inspections, markings, loading) along with specific requirements for alloy steel chains, wire rope, natural rope, synthetic fiber, shackles and hooks, and synthetic webbing. The specific requirements include splicing, inspections, sling lengths, end attachments, removal from service, webbing, safe operating temperatures, and environmental conditions.

More information can be found on the A-Z safety and health topics page for materials handling and storage.

 

Do you dispose of waste materials?

Do you dispose of waste materials?

If yes, then you need to comply with the standard on disposal of waste materials. This standard includes requirements for enclosed chutes if materials are dropped more than 20 feet, use of barricades and signs when dropped through holes in floor, and using fire resistant covered containers for solvent waste, oily rags, and flammable liquids. It also requires that the disposal of waste or debris must comply with local fire regulations. 

Enclosed chute is a slide, closed in on all sides, through which material is moved from a high place to a lower one.