Working Under Suspended Loads


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements prohibit having personnel work under suspended loads. Payload processing facilities will be implementing measures to assure strict compliance with OSHA requirements. It is recommended that these requirements be incorporated into present or future operational plans/designs of lifting and hoisting equipment to avoid costly delays, redesign or modifications to operations.

Lesson(s) Learned

When processing flight payloads, designs for lifting and hoisting equipment must follow strict procedures to avoid costly delays to operations.


Design hoisting operations according to OSHA requirements that prohibit having personnel working under suspended loads.

Mission Directorate(s)

Additional Key Phrase(s)

  • Lifting Devices

Approval Info

  • Approval Date: 1994-06-15
  • Approval Name: Maria Havenhill
  • Approval Organization: LERC/EBAS
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