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Technical Committee Report
by Ralph Abato,
WSTDA Web Sling Technical Committee
Current activities of the Web Sling
Technical Committee include the formation of an ad hoc subcommittee to
define the scope of a proposed new recommended standard for vehicle
recovery straps. The subcommittee is working to define the products that
will be covered in such a standard and to discover existing
authoritative sources including manufacturers of recovery devices.
The Committee is also examining the issue of cut and abrasion protection
for sling webbing and seeking ways to objectively test to develop
recommendations for out-of-service conditions.
Having recently published a revision to WS-1, the Recommended Standard
for Web Slings, the Technical Committee is working with the Legal
Resource Committee to review recommendations made by an ergonomics and
“human factors” expert for potential updates to the WSTDA Web Sling
Warning Label and the WSTDA Web Sling Safety Bulletin.
The Committee will hold both a working session and an open forum
discussion session during the 2016 Fall Meeting in Chicago. All
attendees are invited to recommend topics for the Web Sling discussion
forum by submitting their ideas in an online survey found
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