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Who Oversees Rigging Safety? A Guide to Regulatory Bodies 

In the world of rigging, safety is paramount. But who sets the standards that keep workers and equipment protected? 

Here's a breakdown of key organizations:

Governmental Bodies:

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration): 

  1. Establishes safety regulations for all workplaces.
  2. Each state enforces OSHA standards through approved job safety programs.
  3. Workers with safety concerns can file complaints with OSHA.

Industry Associations:

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers): 

Develops codes and standards for various engineering practices, impacting many aspects of rigging operations.

Fire Safety:

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association): 

Provides fire safety codes, standards, research, and reports to prevent fires caused by sparks, electrical issues, or improper use of combustibles and heat sources.

Electrical Safety:

NEC (National Electrical Code): 

Sets standards for safe electrical installations and equipment usage, minimizing risks of fire and electrocution in rigging scenarios involving electrical components.

Remember: By adhering to these safety standards, riggers can create a safer work environment and minimize the risks of accidents and injuries.