A hoist is a device used to raise or lift something by mechanical means. Various types of hoists are used in the workplace, such as material hoists, automotive lift hoists, personnel hoists, chain hoists, roofer's hoists, manual hoists, scaffold hoists, and boom truck hoists.
Where a hoist is used, employers must develop and implement safe work procedures respecting the use of hoists, ensure workers have received proper training in the safe work procedures developed for the use of hoists, and ensure workers comply with the safe work procedures.
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