Standard Released for Load Binders Used With Chain Tie Downs

The Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA) has released its newly developed Recommended Standard Specification for Load Binders Used With Chain Tie Downs (WSTDA-T-6). The standard applies to load binders designed to accommodate chain tie downs for the purpose of securing cargo.

This standard recommends construction as well as identification and marking of these load binders. In addition, it gives important practical advice on use, maintenance and inspection of these binders.

In addition, WSTDA’s Legal Resource Committee has completed its development of a uniform/defensible product warning message. Committee members worked with Dr. Stephen Young, Applied Safety and Ergonomics, Inc. (ASE), a human factors expert, on this important initiative. The WSTDA is pleased to offer a completely new set of warnings products available in English, Spanish and French. The new warnings include fabric warning labels for web slings, roundslings and tie downs; and folded paper safety bulletins for web slings, roundslings and tie downs.

For more information, contact WSTDA at (443) 640-1070 or

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