Do not exceed rated load capacity. Do not work, stand, or crawl near the load of a Hoist Eye. Do not use a Hoist Eye to lift a load that can rotate while under load; Swivel Hoist Rings should be used for such loads. Do not shock load Hoist Eyes; instead gradually increase lifting of the load to minimize load shock. Do not force hooks or any other fittings into the eye; they must fit freely. Do not weld or machine Hoist Eyes, or perform any repair. Do not expose Hoist Eyes to extreme temperatures or environmental conditions, as this may permanently reduce load capacity. Periodic inspection of installed Hoist Eyes is highly recommended. Also see general Hoist Ring Safety Precautions at the beginning of this catalog section.