It has been estimated that in a given year there will be half a million incidents in which hands are severed, crushed, mangled, or burned. The National Safety Council points out that hand injuries account for nearly 25% of all industrial injuries.
A safety program is designed to help you reach your goals. It is not there just to make your work harder, or slower, or to meet some governmental guidelines. Safety and incident prevention programs are designed to PROTECT YOU.
Working loads on rigging shall not exceed the safe limits established by the manufacturer. Any rigging fabricated by the employer such as spreader bars, links, lifting beams must be designed and certified by a professional engineer.