Update to Lifting Devices Standard Now in Effect

Update to Lifting Devices Standard Now in Effect

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NASA-STD-8719.9, Lifting Standard went into effect Nov. 2, 2018. The update consisted of slight technical changes, new recommended Lifting Device Equipment Manager (LDEM) minimum requirements and editorial cleanup. Because this standard went through a major revision three years ago, updates to this revision were minor.

Updates included

  • Removed the mobile crane critical limit of 75 percent capacity, with certain requirements
  • Added an appendix with recommended minimum LDEM qualifications
  • Reinstated a requirement regarding assessing lifts of energetic (explosive) materials
  • Replaced “National Consensus Standard” with “Voluntary Consensus Standard”
  • Revised Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards citations and Voluntary Consensus Standards citations for marking industrial trucks
  • Clarified Nondestructive Testing requirements for hooks
  • Defined who is considered to be the manufacturer of a below-the-hook assembly with respect to testing requirements
  • Clarified meaning of “permanently attached” relative to testing
  • Revised terminology
  • Clarified requirements on load testing
  • Edited appendices to reflect changes

Questions can be directed to Lifting Devices and Equipment Program Manager Owen Greulich.