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What’s at risk?: Safety standards and lifting devices

Lifting Devices and Safety

One of KTM Solutions’ long-standing specialties is below-the-hook (BTH) lifting devices. As with any equipment, there are important safety standards that need to be met. OSHA 1910 and 1926 require employers to provide a safe work environment. To help ensure environmental safety in the workplace, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) provides industry-specific standards, recognized by OSHA. ASME B30.20 and BTH-1 lay out the requirements for BTH lifting devices. At the core of these standards is that the design must be supervised by a “qualified person.”

Who counts as a qualified person, and how can you make sure that your equipment meets these standards and provides a safe environment for your employees?

Paul Kumler, president of KTM, discusses this issue and offers his advice in this article for South Carolina Manufacturing.



KTM is a team of professional engineers that partners with manufacturing companies to overcome challenges and deliver the custom design solution and the expertise you need for your project.

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KTM utilizes a staff of registered mechanical engineers (PE) that are qualified in the design and analysis of advanced machines, fixtures, lifting systems, and mechanical structures. We design and analyze for sufficient strength, optimal mechanical performance, and safety in accordance with industry standards and governmental regulations.

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