The Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA) announces the recent publication of its updated Recommended Standard Specification for Synthetic Web Tie
The Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA) announces the recent publication of its updated Recommended Standard Specification for Synthetic Web Tie Downs (WSTDA T-1). Covering current recommendations for use and care of tie downs, the standard is geared for manufacturers, distributors and end-users of load-securement devices. It discusses angles used for securing cargo and the effects of the working load limit when a 90-degree angle is not utilized. Also included are test procedures and environmental considerations, such as temperature and exposure to sunlight.
For all workers in the cargo control industry, including law-enforcement officials as well as individual drivers, knowledge of working load limits and means to determine the number of tie downs needed to properly secure a load is essential, WSTDA notes. Accordingly, the new standard highlights right and wrong aspects of acceptable load securement and offers practical recommendations for use, maintenance and inspection.
Separately, WSTDA announced the recent publication of its Recommended Standard Specification for Synthetic Webbing for Slings (WSTDA WB-1). Applicable to Class 5 and Class 7 synthetic webbing used in the manufacture of synthetic web slings, the standard provides recommendations regarding construction, identification, and marking.
Û WSTDA, 443/640-1070; www.wstda.com